Beautiful French Opaline Glass Patch Box, with delightful French court scene of a young gentleman and young lady on the top. This decoration is transfer, hand painted enameled detailing and raised scrolls in white and what is left of gilt decorate the round perimeter. The glass is white opaline, with a soft pink painted background.
The box is encased in brass, the hinge and closure work well, this was at one time gilded, though much of this has worn. A divine and quite decorative addition to your collection of French, English and Continental antique vanity, powder and dresser boxes and jars. Rare to find these days in any condition, this is a rare treasure! Measures 2-1/2" x 1-1/2".