Description and Details
Despite the gold colour, this silver-gilt pill box is constructed from 800 grade German solid silver which is embellished with a gold plating, giving off a solid gold appearance. The most unique feature of this box is undeniably the exceptional silver mounted mother of pearl lid which has been intricately hand engraved and portrays two birds in the foreground with classical architecture in the background.
Unlike counterpart mother of pearl boxes, this box features a unique under-side lid which reinforces the external mother of pearl in addition to adding an ornate mirror-like finish to the gold interior.
The external sides feature an acanthus motif repousse in combination with floral designs. Interior-wise, the box is further plated in a rich, glossy gold texture which contrasts the matte exterior - each occasion on opening the lid presents a remarkable sense of indulgence.
The construction quality is excellent with a sturdy weight in hand and the compact circular dimensions are ideal for personal pill storage when travelling. The hinge moves smoothly although the tightness of the lid upon closure is slightly on the looser side. The box is fully hallmarked with the German 800 mark, crescent and crown finesse mark and an unidentified maker's mark.
A sensational antique object both for personal use or collections, a rich and ornate pill box for a fraction of the cost of a solid gold box.
- German silver-gilt pill box with mother of pearl lid.
- Compact Size - Excellent for portability with a sublime aesthetic design.
- A rich glossy gold interior - indulge in a moment of luxury!
- Size (mm) L:42mm W:42mm H:13mm
- Size (inches) L:1.65 W:1.65 H:0.51
- Weight: 33 Grams (1.16 oz)
Excellent Condition - The box is in excellent condition considering the object is over 100 years old - please bear in mind the item is antique and shows slight signs of wear in the gilding. Additionally, there are small black spots on the interior gilding (a form of patina). All parts function as intended, however, there is one area where a very minute dent is present on the sides (almost invisible due to the repousse design). Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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