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Antique Austrian Vienna Silver Hand Painted Enamel Case With Lovers Scene (Code A990)

  • £74500


Description

A beautifully painted Vienna silver small case.  The top is hand painted with a scene of lovers on a grassy knoll with a single sheep in the background looking into the distance.  The scene is typical of Austrian classic romanticism of the period and it dates to the late 19th Century.  It is marked inside with the Vienna mark for .900 standard silver (which is slightly below the sterling grade).  There is also a maker's mark which is not very clear but is possibly F.S.  The interior is gilded and the case may have been intended for small cigarettes or possibly snuff.  The silver is very heavy gauge for its size giving the item a substantial feel in the hand.  The edges of the case have guilloche style enamel and the lid has a full length hinge and friction fit closure. 


Measurements (Approx)

  • Material :  Silver / Enamel
  • Length : 8.9 cms
  • Depth : 6 cms
  • Weight: 171.73 grams (before packing)


Condition:   Very good for period.  A few scratches to the hand painted area not penetrating to the base metal.  General minor wear as expected with some rubbing of the gilt and scuffs and scratches to the base.  Closure is still very tight and clearly hasn't had a lot of use. 

Code: A990  OC21-6

 

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