Authentic and Exceptional Antique French Enamelware Flour Box, Wall-mounted
Made in the early 20th century (1900's-1920's).
Original, not a reproduction.
Dimensions: 10 1/4 inches high
5 3/4 inches wide
5 inches deep
This is a very old kitchen flour box in white with fancy blue script spelling out the French word "Farine" ("Flour" in French). Each side is elegantly decorated with beautiful irises. A blue filet adorns the top rim and the backplate bears an embossed flower. Another trait setting it apart are the sides angled slightly outward giving it a light and stylized effect. And the original hinged lid is entirely intact. I've hardly ever seen wall-hanging flour boxes, which are quite rare - we are all well-familiar with kitchen counter canister sets for flour, sugar, tea, etc. Altogether, these features make for an uncommon and highly desirable collector's piece.
This lovely French antique flour box is in very good condition for its age with some minor chipping and rusting along the bottom rim and on the lid (please take a close look at the photos) - both places most prone to wear. All chips are sealed and preserved with museum-quality wax, the same used in preservation by the British Museum in London. These signs of aging are consistent with the antique nature of this piece and do not detract from it's collectibility nor its inherent value as an antique.
Hard to find, this beautiful flour box is highly collectible and will make the perfect gift.
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About French Enameled Ware: "Every piece, for those who can see it, has a fascinating little detail. It can be the shape or the decoration, the color of a flower, a butterfly, a bird trying to catch a bee, a landscape in winter, a sunrise, or simply the elegant curve of a handle or spout that makes it so unique. This unlimited variety of style and design makes French enameled ware so incredibly alive and charming that even people who have not seen it before have to stop and admire it. ... What makes it so special and attractive is the use of colors and wonderful designs, so close to nature or so abstract (depending on the peiod), but always striving for esthetic and artistic perfection." from "French Enameled Ware for the Collector"
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