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Repousse Silver Heart-Shaped Box 18th-19th Century

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Repousse Silver Heart-Shaped Box 18th-19th Century
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Description
Finely worked, blown-out repousse silver box, probably German or Dutch and dating to the late 18th or very early 19th century. Numerous hallmarks on the bottom. Silver content: 800 or better. Formed in the shape of a heart and decorated with two ‘love birds’ kissing on the lid and large flower blossoms on the lid and sides. The surface of the exterior of the box has strong traces of the original gilt surface and the interior still retains its original full gilding. A rare and early box, possibly commemorating a wedding.

SIZE: Length - 4.5” (11.5 cm) / Width - 4.6” (12 cm) / Height - 3” (7.5 cm)

WEIGHT: 7.6 oz. (218 grams)

PROVENANCE:

Monterey estate collection.

NO RESERVE - NO BUYERS PREMIUM

Condition
Excellent condition. Wear to exterior gilding. Several small pinholes in the most blown-out raised areas where the silver became thin during the prpousse working.
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Repousse Silver Heart-Shaped Box 18th-19th Century

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500
Dec 04, 2016
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Starting Price $1,200
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0058: Repousse Silver Heart-Shaped Box 18th-19th Century

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Lot 0058 Details

Description
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Finely worked, blown-out repousse silver box, probably German or Dutch and dating to the late 18th or very early 19th century. Numerous hallmarks on the bottom. Silver content: 800 or better. Formed in the shape of a heart and decorated with two ‘love birds’ kissing on the lid and large flower blossoms on the lid and sides. The surface of the exterior of the box has strong traces of the original gilt surface and the interior still retains its original full gilding. A rare and early box, possibly commemorating a wedding.

SIZE: Length - 4.5” (11.5 cm) / Width - 4.6” (12 cm) / Height - 3” (7.5 cm)

WEIGHT: 7.6 oz. (218 grams)

PROVENANCE:

Monterey estate collection.

NO RESERVE - NO BUYERS PREMIUM

Condition
...
Excellent condition. Wear to exterior gilding. Several small pinholes in the most blown-out raised areas where the silver became thin during the prpousse working.

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