Austrian silver and pink enamel box 1926.
This outstanding box is of exceptional quality. Made from a heavy gauge silver and profusely enamelled in a rare shocking pink over an engine turned decoration. The top, base, sides back and front of the box have all survived in excellent condition. Further indications of quality are shown by the heavy gilding to the interior and also by the use of a ruby in the chased silver thumb lift. The silver is fully marked and bears the import letter for 1926. The use of this box at the period of manufacture is unclear, but it would make a fine card case or trinket box, allowing a contemporary function.
This stunning box stands 1cm high, is 7.75cm wide and 5.25cm deep. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, showing wear appropriate to its age. It has no damage and no restoration.