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A 19th century French gilt-bronze casket, with inset hand painted sevres porcelain panels depicting romantic garden scenes, with cast-bronze Classical figures to each corner, original key, lock stamped Tahan Rue de l'Empereur, width 23cm

Estimate £600 - £800 Sold for £1,550

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Generally in very good original condition with no damage cracks chips or restoration, one of the porcelain end panels has one of the tiny red enamel jewels which surround the floral panel missing, all other panels are perfect, one of the gilt bronze corner figures is very slightly loose but not detached and no obvious damage, all bronze mounts are slightly matte, velvet lining seems to be the original, original key and original cover under base.