Antique Bohemian Moser Cobalt Blue Enameled Art Glass Footed Trinket Box 5 Rare
For your consideration is this rare, elegant absolutely gorgeous blown cobalt blue art glass box that is extensively decorated in enamel and accented with gold. The enameling is spectacular as you can see. This beautiful antique large Bohemian Moser hand enameled cobalt blue glass hinged trinket box decorated with pierced ormolu brass/bronze feet.Beautifully executed and decorated by the very famous Moser company in Bohemia in a typical opulent floral design in gilt and enamel. Stunning example of antique Bohemian Art Glass from the wonderful Victorian era. Magnificent antique hand painted enamel bohemian box with bronze ornate detail in a very attractive blue color. Finely decorated all over with enamel and presents intricate, very skillfully applied flowers and stars motifs, a real masterpiece! The Cobalt Blue glass body has rich coloration and decorated with white enamel flowers with gilt embellishing, white beading and gilded swags forming a star/flower in the center. The glass box is set upon an ornate footed ormolu metal base and has a hinged ring connecting the lid and base. The hinge is tight and the box opens and closes correctly. The gilded base stands on three openwork feet. The embossing certainly is consistent with the Victorian era. Boxes are practical and functional. But, as with all things Victorian, they didn't stop at functional. Victorian Boxes are things of beauty. They are aesthetic masterpieces that blend the glimmer of beautiful art glass with the glint of brass. The ornate frames often bear fanciful figural flowers, cherubs or animals. The glass boxes displayed the height of the Victorian glassblowers' art. Wonderful elegant shape to this early glass. Superb craftsmanship with beautiful patterning. Feet decorated with an intricately embossed stylized floral design. This stunning combination with the unique design and shape makes a very attractive and striking appearance. Attributed to the Moser glass factory. It is absolutely beautiful high quality made piece. Moser glass is made by a Bohemian (Czechoslovakian) glasshouse founded by Ludwig Moser in 1857. Art Nouveau-type glassware and iridescent glassware were made. The most famous Moser glass is decorated with heavy enameling in gold and bright colors. Measurements: 4" high, 5" wide in diameter with a 4 top diameter. This Striking Piece weighs 10.5 ounces.
This gorgeous trinket box is in excellent Antique condition with no chips, cracks or repairs only minor gold loss and colors are very vivid. There is normal aged patina on the brass bands/collars. General wear is commensurate with the age and light usage. Please see all photos as this is part of the description.
A wonderful item for use, display or decoration and for others to see. Please let me know if you have any questions.
- Style: Victorian
- Material: Glass
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Features: Hand Painted
- Object Type: Trinket Box
- Color: Cobalt Blue
- Glassmaking Technique: Hand Blown
- Type of Glass: Cobalt
- Brand: Moser
- Country/Region of Origin: Czech Republic