*German Imperial 1890's Victorian-Art Nouveau repousse box in solid sterling silver
Gorgeous German box in sterling silver.
An impressive highly decorated north European piece, made in Germany during the Imperial period, circa 1890-1910. It was totally crafted in repousse of solid .800/.999 sterling silver, with the interiors parts gilded with 24 karats gold. Is suited with a hinged lid that fit securely.
Surely, this box, was a birth or birthday present, since the surface is totally embellished with elaborated and intricates repousse designs with the figures of 7 winged baby children (putties) playing with ribbons.
It is pretty heavy, with a total weight of 902.94 grams and a measures of 6.75 by 6.5 by 4.5 inches (17.15 x 16.51 x 11.43 Cm).
Stamped, with the maker's mark, the German hallmark of a crescent moon with a royal crown (halbmond und reichskrone) for sterling and the fineness hallmark, ".800".
Note: This piece was crafted after the 1886 since the German hallmarking system was unified in 1888 adopting the national mark, "crescent and crown" indicating in thousands the fineness of the silver. This system is still in use in present days.
It is in perfect condition with no dents or previous repairs.
INVENTORY REF: P0000MSIO/.1111