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Belle Epoque Metz France Jewelry Box

Belle Epoque Metz France Jewelry Box


souvenir noun \sü-və-nir\ : something that serves as a reminder.
from the French, (se) souvenir to remember.

Lovingly collected from the markets of France, we are thrilled to share with you our Belle Époque French Souvenir Jewelry Boxes. This magical piece is wondrously special for sure, unique with its own journeyed story. Dating from the early 1900s, this nostalgic and romantic box has served as a lasting memory from a special place. Whether it evokes a certain memory or inspires your travels, we are confident this piece will delight in its final journey -  to you.

Found at market in France, a lovely and rare Souvenir Jewelry Box from the ancient city of Metz, France. With thick, beveled glass panels and delicate metal detailing, the interior is lined with tufted fabric, padded to safely hold the most precious, favored piece of jewelry. The box has a unique triangular shape and decorating the lid is a hand-colored image of the town of Metz with its most famous landmark, the impressive gothic Saint Stephen Cathedral.

Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In good antique condition with signs of wear commensurate with its age. The length of each side is 3" and the height is 2 7/8".

Learn More About Belle Epoque France

The Belle Epoque, or "Beautiful Age," refers to a time period in France spanning from the beginning of the Third French Republic until the first World War. It was a time of peace, prosperity, innovation, and luxury across the country, especially in Paris. It was during this romantic and prosperous period that the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Metro, the Paris Opera, and the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre were built, surging France forward into the modern age and the approaching 20th century. 

As couture fashion houses, department stores, and tourism boomed alongside innovations in technology, art, and architecture, the demand for luxury products in the City of Lights grew among the wealthy and middle class alike.


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