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Antique French Palais Royal Opaline Glass Egg Pocket Watch Stand

Antique French Palais Royal Opaline Glass Egg Pocket Watch Stand Antique French Palais Royal Opaline Glass Egg Pocket Watch Stand Antique French Palais Royal Opaline Glass Egg Pocket Watch Stand Antique French Palais Royal Opaline Glass Egg Pocket Watch Stand
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Antique French Palais Royal Opaline Glass Egg Pocket Watch Stand, from one of the boutiques at the old Palais Royal, palace of Cardinal Richelieu in Paris. A Grand Tour souvenir from the 1800's, this delicate glass egg casket is supported by a gilt bronze stand that has four elegant curving feet accented with rope detailing.

Inside, the surprise of a place to hang your pocket watch on one side, and all your rings or other jewelry in the other half of the box. Such a treat to add to your collection, the white opaline egg is perfection.  Opens and closes well. Also a favorite place for your favorite locket as a display.

  • Measures 4-3/4" x 2" x 3-1/4"h when closed.

 

 

first half of 1800s, and very likely from one of those boutiques. Such fun frivolous creativity has gone into these natural mother of pearl shell objects - from elaborate mechanical etui presenting sewing sets and/or perfume sets, to trinket ring holders or, as in this case, a "vide poche" (literally: empty pocket). Into this little stand at bedside or mantel would go one's pocket items, pocket

$400.00
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