19th Century Bronze Trinket box
French 19th century Bronze gilt trinket box with a gorgeous miniature hand painted woman with a glass top. The miniature painting is artist signed "Hallais". There are beautiful scrolling details around the whole box with a wonderful green patina. Her dress is a beautiful woad blue color with lace trim. The back of the painting is signed and numbered.
The interior writing may read "Elisabethan trisban". And the back of the velvet inset has a faint pencil signature of the maker.
The inside velvet is a wonderful antique gold (may boxes of this age are missing the interior lining!).
The original signed mini painting has a few cracks, see images.
**** This item is sold as-is. Due to the rare and delicate nature this item non-returnable. Please carefully review images.
approx size // 3 x 2.75 inch