Dutch silver trinket box, embossed rural scenes, SBL imported 1892
Dutch silver trinket box with embossed scenes around the outside and Art Nouveau style scrolls and beaded rims to the lid and base.
The scenes form a fascinating frieze of rural scenes including a lady being presented with a bouquet by an admirer, two musicians and a shepherd with a dog at his feet and a lamb by his side., The lid seems to show a beautiful lady smiling down on her admirer who is lying with his hat over his face - presumably on a lazy summer afternoon. Just lovely!
The cylindrical box has a series of Dutch hallmarks to the under-base, including the .930 grading of the silver. The rim of the lid and the inner top rim of the base bear the initials of the London importer, Samuel Boyce Landeck, the leopard's head, the Foreign stamp and the letter "R" in a shield to indicate the date - 1892.
The quality of this box is excellent. At 67g in silver weight it has a robust and even weighty feel. The good condition makes it entirely suitable as a special gift - especially for those who may want to use it to present a special piece of jewellery!
Diameter excluding protruding rim is 6cm/2.25 inches. Height is 5cm/2 inches.
The box is in good condition. Some surface scratches and minor marks as you expect from an item of this age. The bottom edging is a little wavy, but this could be as it was made. This is overall a robust little piece and it has been well looked after.
Postage will be by signed delivery with tracking to international destinations.
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