Lot 286
Armand Point, Semi-Precious Stone and Champlevé Dome Lidded Box
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1900, France, mark of Atelier de Haute-Claire to underside, polychrome champlevé designs of Asian style serpents in a vibrant blue and green field, gilt bronze borders with gemstone cabochon mounts of lapis, malachite, amethyst, citrine, amazonite, and chalcedony; pin released lid opens to a birdseye maple wood interior.

7 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.

From the Estate of the late Benjamin W. Baker, Sr., Raleigh, North Carolina

Amand Point (1860-1932) was a well-known French painter, engraver, and designer involved in the Symbolist movement and a founder of the Salon de la Rose + Croix. He established the Atelier de Haute-Claire in Marlotte. The atelier produced art, furniture, jewelry, fabrics, ceramics and other well-crafted decorative works influenced by Byzantine elements and styles of the Middle Ages. Two other exceptional boxes by Armand Point are in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Good estate condition; one screw missing to corner mount; bending to release pins; some rubbing and light verdigris to bronze; some scattered minute areas of enamel loss; some shrinkage cracks to wood; four missing screws to underside.

$800 - 1,200