Antique 19th Century Florentine Pietra Dura Scent Casket

May 14, 2019 Posted in:
Antique 19th Century Florentine Pietra Dura Scent Casket

A late 19th century Florentine Pietra Dura scent casket. The rectangular box with ormolu framing five panels, each inlaid with a spray of different flowers, opening to reveal a relined velvet interior housing three glass scent bottles, each with a gilt rising lid centred by an inlaid insect. Case regilded. Small chip to one bottle restored.

Height 5 3/4” (12cm)

Width  7 1/2” (19cm)

Depth 4 1/4” (10.8cm)

Italian

Circa 1880