Decorative Egg box

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antiques & curio
Newbury Park, CA USA
Description from user:

Porcelain and gold painted metal hinged egg shaped box with extensive painted designs. No identifying marks, excellent condition.

Answered within about 5 hours
By Delia
Sep 18, 23:47 UTC
Fair Market Value
$300 - $500 USD
Suggested Asking Price $600 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Carol,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Rococo style glazed porcelain and gilt metal egg-form box
probably French, possibly 19th Century
The hinged lidded box painted with two seated figures on a white ground, signed indistinctly "Valdue" , opening to reveal a white ground with floral decoration. Gilt metal footed holder.
5 inches high (closed), 6-1/2 inches high (open); 6 inches wide
CONDITION: this appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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~ Delia

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