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Silver & Enamel Trompe L'oeil Cigar Box, 1878

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Silver & Enamel Trompe L'oeil Cigar Box, 1878
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Description
An outstanding large and heavy English sterling silver Trompe L'oeil cigar box in the Russian style, dated 1878, in the A De Villar Y brand. Each panel is finely engraved and patinated to emulate wood, the text is engraved and executed in black enamel.The English registry mark to the underside indicates a production year of 1878, and classifies the composition as metal, however this tests for 92.5% silver purity.
Weight Approx., 92 ozt.
Measures Approx., 10 inches x 5 inches x 4 inches tall
Domestic Shipping: $40
Condition
Great condition. Very minor losses to the emulated wood revealing the silver. Some stating to the underside, we have not attempted to remove. Lacking the key, we assume the locking mechanism is working, but we are unable to test it.
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Silver & Enamel Trompe L'oeil Cigar Box, 1878

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000
May 16, 2021
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0651: Silver & Enamel Trompe L'oeil Cigar Box, 1878

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Est. $6,000 - $8,000Starting Price $5,000
May 16 Decorative Arts and Antiques
May 16, 2021 1:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0651 Details

Description
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An outstanding large and heavy English sterling silver Trompe L'oeil cigar box in the Russian style, dated 1878, in the A De Villar Y brand. Each panel is finely engraved and patinated to emulate wood, the text is engraved and executed in black enamel.The English registry mark to the underside indicates a production year of 1878, and classifies the composition as metal, however this tests for 92.5% silver purity.
Weight Approx., 92 ozt.
Measures Approx., 10 inches x 5 inches x 4 inches tall
Domestic Shipping: $40
Condition
...
Great condition. Very minor losses to the emulated wood revealing the silver. Some stating to the underside, we have not attempted to remove. Lacking the key, we assume the locking mechanism is working, but we are unable to test it.

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