Beautiful Hand Painted Porcelain Box Beautiful Rococo Style Courting Scene Scissors Mark
Description: A dainty vintage hand painted or hand painted porcelain square shaped box with a hinged lid. This beautiful box has a brass frame closing mechanism with a locking mechanism which also serves as a thumb piece in the front. This is a squared box having corrugated sides. It has a flat base and a domed lid. The lid is decorated with hand painted scenes showing a couple dressed in period clothing in a Rococo style courting scene sitting on the ground in the outdoors surrounded by trees and vegetation. The scene is framed in a gold colored and blue framing. The sides have the same type of blue and gold color as the frame near the top. The sides also have gold foliate design in the middle of the side, just very nice. The inside of the box is undecorated and shows the white color of fine porcelain. The bottom of the box is undecorated but has what looks like a pair of scissors in blue under glaze. The box is a bright white in color both on the inside and outside. The hinge has the typical hinge stop, which would prevent the lid from falling all the way back when opened. The box is most likely a reproduction of antique European boxes from the 18the and 19th century. Please see photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Mid to late 20th century.
Origin: Unknown but most likely Europe.
Size: The base measures ~1 3/4” by 1 3/4" and is ~1 1/4" at its highest. The box weighs about 2 ounces.
Marks: In blue under glaze a pair of blue scissors on the bottom of the box.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a nice box, which deserves a spot in your porcelain box collection.
Condition: Box is in excellent condition with no cracks, breaks, hairlines, crazing or repairs. The hinge is intact and the box closes well. Please view photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of this little treasure.