Antique French Art Nouveau Silver Plate Monogrammed Card Case, circa 1890's. Decorated on the front and back with repousse, the front features a stunning cartouche with monogram, featuring Griffins and Bacchus. The center is surrounded by gorgeous foliage and vines, as well as Fleur de Lis. On the reverse, the center is embellished with a typical French musical cartouche of Lute, Tamborine and wine vessel, again surrounded by the beautiful vines and Fleur de Lis.
Push button closure, opening to reveal a faintly gold washed interior. The gilt washed interior has wear and darkening commensurate with age, this is not perfect, it was used and loved. Both sides have darkening, this may still polish out very carefully. Please only buy this if you love pieces with patina and the grace of time. No matter, this is stunning to add to your objet 'd art collection, to display with your collection or to use.
- Measures 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".