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SOLD - Sterling Silver, Enamel and Marcasite Miniature Music Box - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional antique continental sterling silver, enamel and marcasite miniature music box; an addition to our silver boxes collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver, Enamel and Marcasite Miniature Music Box - Antique Circa 1900
SOLD - Sterling Silver, Enamel and Marcasite Miniature Music Box - Antique Circa 1900

Description


This exceptional antique miniature continental sterling silver, enamel and marcasite musical box has a rectangular form.


The surface of the box is embellished with fine vibrant royal blue guilloche enamel framed to the edges by inlaid marcasite.


The hinged cover is fitted with a curved marcasite inlaid thumbpiece allowing access to the compartment which accommodates the original key.


The key is embellished with a lozenge shaped enamel and silver handle with marcasite to the centre.


To the underside of this sterling silver music box is a key hole to activate the winding mechanism, and a small lever to the right side to start the musical tune.


The interior of the sterling silver box retains the original gilding.


This impressive antique piece has been independently tested using state of the art technology and verified as .925 sterling silver.


This very fine musical box is in original and perfect condition.


Origin: Continental

Condition


This antique musical box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The gilding to the interior shows signs of wear in keeping with age.

There are no hallmarks as to be expected with such a piece.


Reflections in photographs may detract from this fine example of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length 3.6cm/1.4"

Width 2.4cm/0.9"

Height 1.6cm/0.6”


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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