A late nineteenth – early twentieth century silver and enamel box of unusual form.
This stunningly beautiful box was produced in either the latter part of the nineteenth century or the first part of the twentieth. It is profusely decorated with the finest quality enamel decoration, including a cartouche showing two figures in a rural setting and inset gold decoration. This would have been remarkably difficult to achieve due to the curved surface of the box that would have caused the enamel to pool during firing. Two of the four sides of the box are enamelled in the same vibrant blue as the top as is the base, the guilloche enamel being of the highest standard. The interior of the box retains its original rich gilding.
This exceptional silver and enamel box is 8.5 cm long, 4.2 cm wide and stands 1.8 cm high. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, showing only light wear appropriate to its age and substance. It has no damage and no restoration.