A little artist's license taken, that top shows the square of the Concord and fountains, and in distance you see the Arc de Triomphe. At left you see the Medici Palace (which is across the Seine) and at right you view a corner of the Tuileries Palace. That square begins the beautiful walk through the Tuileries Gardens and would have held such memories for a first time Paris visitor. The views preserved on the scent bottles include a grand view of the Madeleine cathedral and also Napoleon's Arc, nearer the Louvre. Very good to excellent condition throughout.
While not visible to the naked eye, I can find a tiny flaw to note, and you'll have to enlarge the photo of the huge oval top to see that there is a very very faint hairline on the wafer at about the 9 o'clock position, and another at about 3 o'clock. These are natural shrinkage adjustments inherent in the old natural material upon which the paintings are done and does not represent an accident. I had to greatly enlarge it to be able to see it at all. The large oval painting has moved ever so slightly under the cover glass, and a sliver of exposure there in front, viewable head-on from top. Otherwise, not even a tiny hairline in the neck of either of the scent bottles (in one you can see the "7" etched by the makes, to match the stoppers).No chips, no nibbles, no no cracks on the old painted wafers, no loss of paint, even. The original key remains with it, locks the casket. It's a hollow key with a pin, this one is top quality throughout. Things like this just do not come along but once in a lifetime, if that. We're easy to deal with.
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_gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "RARE Antique French Opaline Grand Tour Eglomise Scent Caddy, 5.5, Palais Royal" is in sale since Thursday, August 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California.
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