Antique Arts & Crafts Silver Plated & Enamel Nouveau Design Jewellery Box (Code 1756)
A gorgeous late 19th century Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau style silver plated jewellery box set with an enamel panel. Note the lovely combination of the Arts & Crafts style of the legs and rivets and the box form along with the Nouveau style decorative details. The top has an enamel panel in strong flowing colours under a branch style detail. The box is brass with copper plating then further silver plating on top, where this has started to wear through it leaves the different tones of metal. The interior is wood lined and it would have been used for small and special pieces of jewellery, or of course anything else you would care to keep in it. It has a lock under it's own decorative panel, this still works and it comes with the key as seen in the images. It is British in origin and of course it is very much in the Liberty style, the only marks are a cursive A and the number 2 stamped to the underside. This style of enamel and the legs are also in keeping with designs from the Glasgow School of Art and this item looks to have been influenced by this movement.
Hinges are fine, lock working and key present. Enamel intact and in good order. Minor deformations to the feet. Some wear of the silver plate in places. Normal agre related wear, light scratches as expected.
Height: 7 cm ( 2 3/4 inch )
Width: 13.2 cm ( 5 1/4 inch )
Depth: 10 cm ( 4 inch )
Weight: 518 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1756 JL19-2
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