This is a very busy designed ceramic or porcelain box trimmed in gold. It is 3 1/2" deep, 3 1/2" wide, and 7" long. There are markings IN the box and on the bottom of the box. I do not know what they mean. There are many pictures on the box that might be religious but I am not sure.
This was part of my mom's estate that we are trying to probate. I have pulled items that I think might have some value before the Estate Sale begins. She inherited a lot of antiques from her brother AND she also loved to go to antique stores and estate sales. We are not sure where she got it.
Good morning, Nancy,
Thank you for submitting your appraisal inquiry to Mearto. Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A Capodimonte polychrome glazed and partial gilt porcelain lidded box
Italian, probably 19th century
The exterior and lid with religious subject matter, the interior with white glazing.
3 1/2" high, 7" wide, 3 1/2" deep
Condition: appears to be in good condition, commensurate with age and use.
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