A French Second Empire gilt-bronze and porcelain casket

Third-quarter 19th Century
Marked: Mson. A. Giroux [Maison Alphonse Giroux]; Signed to putti: B. Bragg
The gilt-bronze casket with stepped lid surmounted by two putti over a rectangular body with inset hand-painted porcelain plaques and velvet lined interior raised on four toupee feet
8" H x 13.5" W x 8.75" D

  • Condition: Overall good condition with minor scuffs, scratches, and oxidation to bronze commensurate with age. Hinge nonoperational and lid not securely attached. Updates to hardware. Three feet with inward bending. Light loosening to mounts. Lacking key.

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September 28, 2021 12:00 PM PDT
Monrovia, CA, US

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