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German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique German sterling silver spice box realistically modelled in the form of a fish; an addition to our animal related silverware collection

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Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910
Antique Silver Fish Spice Box
German Sterling Silver Fish Spice Box - Antique 1910

Description


This exceptional antique German sterling silver box has been realistically modelled in the form of a fish.


This impressive fish shaped box has an articulated body, allowing the fish's position to be customised.


The body of the box is embellished with separate dorsal and pectoral fins, in addition to rows of engraved scales.


The forked caudal/tail fin is further ornamented with engraved textures replicating the fish's natural features


This antique silver fish box retains the original hallmarked push fit hinged cover/head.


The mouth of the fish is composed of a secondary hinged cover.


The impressive head of the fish is embellished with two collet set gem eyes.


The hallmarks struck to this impressive box include:

Maker's mark: Pseudo marks (Karl Kurz, Kesselstadt)

Importer's mark: BML (Boaz Moses Landeck)

Import mark: Chester, England

Silver quality/purity mark: .925 (sterling standard)

Import date mark: K (1910)


Such large examples becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


View our full range of animal related items at AC Silver


Date: 1910

Condition


This silver fish shaped box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The engraved decoration is all very crisp.

The German hallmarks to the interior of the head and Chester import hallmarks to the head and tail are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length 14.1cm/5.6"

Width 2.9cm/1.1"

Height 4.5cm/1.8"


Weight


2.9 troy ounces/91g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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