Antique French blue opaline glass cylindrical hinged cigarette box and ashtrays with ormolu mounts. Each ashtray features a decorative ormolu mount with cigarette hold. This antique opaline cylindrical glass cigarette box and ashtray set was made in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The set was made in France and is made of solid blue colored opaline glass. All three pieces have brass colored ormolu metal mounts. The glass is unmarked.
The cylindrical box is fully supported by the well made hinge and the metal is secured in place and not glued and no problems closing. The ormolu mount on both ashtrays is secured in place and also not glued. These stunning pieces are further enhanced by blue opaline which changes in different light.
Type: cigarette box and two ashtrays
Style: French blue opaline
Design: decorative ormolu mounts
Circa: 1800s to early 1900s
Color: blue and gold
Condition: antique, gentle used, very good. Cigarette box gilt mount, bottom rim, has manufacturing scratches (on glass) on the inside area of cylinder (not noticeable on outside). Does not seem to have compromised the gilt mount, glass or boxes integrity.
Approximate measurements: hinged box is 4-¼ inches high by 2-½ inch diameter and ashtrays are 1-¼ inches high by 3-½ inch diameter.
Thank you for visiting Jewelry Bubble today. French blue opaline glass round cigarette box and ashtrays would make a lovely addition to any antique opaline collection. All three opaline pieces are adorned with beautiful intricate gilt mounts. This is truly a gorgeous elegant show pieces. A complete set is indeed a rare find. All three treasures are in very good condition with no damage or repair and the hinge on the cigarette box works perfectly. The guilt work has an aged patina I have not polished the gilt mount as true collectors will want to maintain the value of the piece and polishing will devalue these treasures. Add to your collection or add a touch of elegance to your living room.
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