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Antique French Presse Papier Lady's Hand with Key

Antique French Presse Papier Lady's Hand with Key Antique French Presse Papier Lady's Hand with Key Antique French Presse Papier Lady's Hand with Key
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Exceptional Antique French Presse Papier, or paperweight, in the shape of a lovely, elegant hand, which has a key attached on a chain. I fell in love with this little one immediately! I think the key is for a clock, it could be that this was the only way its mistress could count on being able to find the key. The bronzed hand is exquisite, cast beautifully and wearing a ring, the sleeve is decorated with lace and there is a snake bracelet, so popular in the mid 1800's! Romantic and feminine, and delicate.

Gorgeous patina, the key is gilded. If you have been looking for an amazing gift {perhaps for you?!} this is it. This is such an extremely rare to find example of a presse papier,   have not polished this as I know some of you prefer original patina. Display with your collection of 18th and 19th century paper weights, on your French desk, this truly is a work of art, and a sweet reminder of elegant times past. Measures 3-3/4" x 1-5/8".

 

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