Magnificent antique 19thc French white opaline glass jewelry casket. Having a domed top lid and oval form. Exquisite gilt bronze mounts decorated with twisted rope and beaded borders. Centered by an elaborate escutcheon lockplate, embellished in engraved scrolling florals. Hand painted clusters of flowers and lovely blue accenting adorn the casket. Surmounted on the lid by a stunning hand painted miniature portrait set under glass in a gilt bronze surround. The portrait features a charming floral still life. Retains a working lock and key. In overall good antique condition with general wear from use and age. No chips or cracks to the exterior of the box. There are some flat chips to the interior near the bronze mount as shown. Measures 5 1/2" length x 4 1/4" width x 3 7/8" tall.