Ormolu is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze. Craftsmen principally used ormolu for the decorative mountings of furniture, clocks, lighting devices, and porcelain.
alphington antiques and fine art perviously smugglers cottage antiques, exeter, united kingdom
A fine quality oval hinged lidded jewel casket with a central hand painted on ivory portrait of a lady under glass, surrounded by mother of pearl and a gilded garland to lid. The whole box...