Antique Bohemian Moser Raised Enamel Gold & Silver Gilt Hand Painted Ruby Red Glass Sugar Casket / Jewelry Box
An antique 19th century Bohemian Moser sugar casket of ruby glass decorated throughout in hand painted raised enamel and heavy gilding. The decoration includes stripes or bands of gold and silver gilt with a nice reflective finish and contrasting beautifully with the ruby glass. Decorated with polychrome raised enamel leaves and flowers on a heavy gold ground. The glass box is a rich ruby red color with beveled edges and clipped corners. Bronze or brass mounts circle the box, centered by a rounded escutcheon-shaped lock and adorned with handles on either side. This Moser box rests on a stand of four ornate ball feet. Marked with the number 16. painted in gold gilt on the interior lid and the interior of the bottom portion, typical of Moser to indicate that both glass parts are matching. Such a rare piece to behold and perfect for the upcoming holidays to sit at your table or make a wonderful gift! Treat yourself! These old Moser boxes do not come up often and in such fine condition as this one offered here! Circa 1880. In overall very good antique condition with no chips or cracks to the glass. Wear to the enamel and gilt expectant with age and use, please see photos. Lacking a key. The casket measures 5 1/4" in height x 5 7/8" in length from foot to foot x 3 7/8" in width, including the feet. Similar caskets made by Moser can be found in: Moser Artistic Glass 2nd Edition by Gary D. Baldwin and Millers International Antiques 2000 Price Guide.