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.
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