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Antique Limoges Jewel Casket Box By Tahan C1870

Antique Limoges Jewel Casket Box By Tahan C1870

Antique Limoges Jewel Casket Box By Tahan C1870


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This is a beautiful antique French Limoges enamel rectangular bombe' shaped jewel casket, Circa 1870 in date.

The casket is decorated engrisaille, with flowers in striking shades of grey, on a black ground and is framed within a tooled gilded ormolu frame with hinged cover enclosing a deep-buttoned silk lined interior on decorative acanthus scroll feet.

There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece for any discerning collector.


In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 7 x Width 14 x Depth 9

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 3 inches

Alphonse Tahan (1830-1880) -

was the official ébéniste de l'Empereur or master cabinet maker to Emperor Napoleon III and his wife, the Empress Eugénie. Known for her beauty and impeccable taste, the Empress Eugene enjoyed the reputation as a trend setter and favored the workshop Tahan.

Tahan Fabricant was located at 30 Rue de La Paix from 1849 and subsequently from 1878 at Boulevard des Italiens.

The firm exhibited at The London Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851 and the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855, and on both occasions were awarded medals. His work exhibits such quality and is in high demand by collectors and enthusiasts alike. Not only did he produce furniture, but also small articles, such beautiful wooden boxes and fine bronze jewelry caskets.

His son, Jean-Pierre-Alexandre Tahan continued the legacy of his father, and his business in Paris was celebrated for its imaginative, exhibition-quality work.


W14.0 x H7.0 x D9.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



19th Century




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