-Strauss Allard et Meyer Paris 1926 Lacquered Art Deco Cards Case In .925 Sterling
Cards box designed by Strauss-Allard et Meyer.
Exceptional art deco rectangular case, created in Paris France at the jewelry workshop atelier of Strauss Allard et Meyer, back in the 1925-1926. This piece has been carefully crafted in solid .925/.999 sterling silver with gilt interiors. It is decorated with applications on both sides of vivid red-orange lacquer. This beautiful box was made with cushioned edges and is fitted with an six barrel tension hinge, a push lock and a barrier to storage cards. It is in mint condition with no trace of use or wear and can be easily used as a luxury presentation cards-box.
Weight: 65.30 Grams, (41.86 Dwt).
Measurements: 55 mm by 68 mm by 9.5 mm (2.16 x 2.68 by 0.39 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with French marks; the Parisian maker's mark SAM associated to Strauss Allard & Meyer, the French national mark for the assay of the .925 silver and the serial numbers 12731.
Strauss-Allard et Meyer
Strauss, Allard et Meyer, in Place des Vosges, were one of the most successful of the Parisian Art Deco workshops, specializing in luxury vanity cases and boxes, many of which were in the 'chinoiserie style', The offices were located at 25 of the rue Taitbout. The workshop at the 19 of rue Louis-le-Grand & later in 11 place des Vosges, Paris France. Their specialty was Boxes, paper-cutters, lighters and Ojects de Vertu. In 1909 Jean Gustave Maurice Allard & Emile Meyer opened the firm, Designing creations for the major Parisian luxury houses such; Cartier, Janesich, Lacloche Frères, Hermes and Boucheron. In 1919: Raphaël Strauss joined the firm. In 1941 Mr. Strauss takes refuge in the US with his shares of the company. In 1949: Allard sold the company to Jean Meyer, Emile’s son. The mark SAM was struck and registered since 1919 to the 1941.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this box is impeccable, with absolutely no trace of wear. All parts are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: D092123SENK/1.935