Rare box in tortoiseshell veneer on silver leaf.
Model opening with a lid decorated with a removable handle and a gilded bronze hasp.
Very beautiful ornamentation of engraved and openwork bronzes in spandrels.
The interior lined with a pink silk lampas.
Beautiful state of preservation; small usual restorations.
Work from the Spanish colonies, 18th century.
Width: 31cm; Height: 17cm; Depth: 21.5cm
Our opinion :
The box we present is a very fine example of the productions of the Spanish colonies.
With its still Louis Quatorzian shape, it not only sports a rich ornamentation of gilded bonzes but above all a very luminous veneer, consisting of a thin sheet of tortoiseshell positioned on a sheet of silver.
Like a mirror, this sheet allows the material to vibrate and reflects the natural color of the tortoiseshell, enriched by "gold" reflections of the most beautiful effect.
25 000 €