Palais Royal Antique French 'Bombe' Jewel Casket with Enamelled Panels
Dimensions:W: 11cm (4.3")H: 6cm (2.4")D: 8cm (3.1")
Fine Dore Bronze Mounts Frame Sevres Blue Enamelled Panels with Raised Turquoise Jewelled Enamelling.
The Panels are Domed like Cushions and Set under the Dore Bronze Frame.
Original Deep-Buttoned Silk Lined Interior and Decorative Acanthus Scroll Feet..
Alphonse Tahan (1830-1880)
The firm exhibited at The London Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851 and the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855, and on both occasions were awarded medals. His work exhibits such quality and is in high demand by collectors and enthusiasts alike. Not only did he produce furniture, but also small articles, such beautiful wooden boxes and fine bronze jewellery caskets.
His son, Jean-Pierre-Alexandre Tahan continued the legacy of his father, and his business in Paris was celebrated for its imaginative, exhibition-quality work.