A Stunning Antique French Champlevé Jewellery Box in Turquoise, Rose Pink and Green and Yellow.
Beautiful Shape with Curved Bombe Sides and Curved Feet.
Details of Note Include Original Dore Handle, Curved Bombe Sides, Curved Feet and Working Dore Bronze Turning Lock.
Original Deep-Buttoned Velvet Interior.
Champlevé is an Enamelling Technique in which Cells are Carved, Etched, or Cast into the Surface of a Metal Object and Filled with Vitreous Enamel.
The Piece is then Fired until the Enamel Fuses and when Cooled the Surface of the Object is Polished.
The Uncarved Portions of the Original Surface Remain Visible as a Frame for the Enamel Design.