20,000 - 30,000 USD
copper, brass, champlevé
impressed JEAN GOULDEN XXXIII and dated 1926
1/2 x 3 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. (1.2 x 9.1 x 8.8 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The copper and brass surfaces present with surface scratches and scuffing throughout as well as scattered areas of light oxidation concentrated to the edges, the recessed areas and the inside of the case. The gilt patina presents with some discoloration to the corners on the underside of the case. The enamel retains its bright colors, which include varying shades of pink, beige and ivory as well as touches of green, blue and yellow. The interior of the lid presents with a homogenous apple green enameled surface. The enamel presents with a very slightly irregular application and surface irregularities which are inherent to production and to the artist’s practice. The enameled surfaces with scattered and very minor areas of discoloration as well as very light surface residue consistent with age and gentle use. A superb piece which brings together an unusually large combination of delicate colors.
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