Rare signed Tahan Paris gilt bronze casket with large cameo centre, purple pearl shell inlay, working lock and key (1830-80). 12.5 cm tall, 18 cm in length and 14.5 cm depth (base). Interior 13 cm in length and 9.5 cm depth.Alphonse Tahan was a cabinetmaker for Emperor Napoleon III of France, producing fine quality items, with his highly prized jewellery caskets winning medals at the Great Exhibition of London and the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Please note this casket has age related wear, most noticeably the spacing of the shell inlay, wear to the silk lining on the inside of the lid as well as no silk lining in the interior body of the box (please see photos). My items are all used/vintage/antique so will be showing signs of wear. Please feel free to make an offer and check out my other listings. From a smoke free home. The item "Antique Tahan Paris Cameo Shell Ormolu Gilt Bronze Casket Coffret Jewellery Box" is in sale since Friday, May 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts". The seller is "janet36609" and is located in Laurencekirk.
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