The "frail" ladies of the 19th century could swoon delicately into the arms of their swains and be revived with the diminutive box with vinegar-infused sponge at their throat or wrist. Swiss gold and enamel vinaigrette with apple green and pink flask-form pendant features an enamel floral bouquet and birds and ribbons. Swiss, circa 1830
Antique Italian Floral & Fans Micro Mosaic Trinket/Pill Box. -- Early, old style, Italian micro mosaic (tiny tesserae) brass box made by the Italian mosaic artisans of old. A Bouquet of Flowers circled by green leaves & turquoise triangles with stars. The tiny "micro" tesserae are millefiore glass rods, some of 5 colors. Circling the bouquet are 6 unfolded ladies fans of 2 color glass millefiore rod, white & lavender. Fine Murano Italy glass work typical of late 19th century. | eBay
Circa 1930, the front panel of this miniature bottle is shielded by a crisp white enamel plate that has a red lacy, snowflake- or starburst-type decorative pattern, with alternating spokes of finely painted flowers and ornamental buds. The bottle's back shows a bare pressed glass panel with a raised spirograph-type decoration. A gilt metal filigree frames the bottle edges, with a heart-shaped filigree edging that folds into and points to center on the bottle's side panels.
A Meissen potpourri vase and cover Circa 1750, with blue crossed-swords mark Of baluster form with pierced domed cover, painted with sprays of flowers, encrusted with branches of flowers issuing from a branch on a rockwork mound applied with sporting hound and game birds