Beautiful Italian 19th Brooch Box
Every jewelry collector knows that there is nothing better than finding a Georgian or Victorian piece of jewelry in its original box. The fitted velvet interior and brightly colored silk-lined lid, the quality leather exterior, burnished by age, the makers mark printed inside the lid. And all the wonderful shapes! Leather boxes shaped and molded around its keepsake, sometimes into quite extraordinary designs.
With a midnight blue silk velvet interior and a charmeuse silk top interior, this box signed for G. Confalonieri Gioalliere, Milano, is a precious find.
Materials and Features: excavated scarabs, 12k gold (acid tested)
Age/Origin: Egyptian Revival, c. 1970s
Measurements: 2" x 1.5" x .85"
Marks: Egyptian gold mark
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age-related wear.
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