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Italian Silver Jewellery Casket

Italian Silver Jewellery Casket - Vintage Circa 1970

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Italian silver jewellery casket; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

SKU C1430


This exceptional antique Italian silver jewellery casket has an oval shaped form.

The surface of this jewellery casket is embellished with impressive chased panels of scrolling foliate and floral ornamentation, segmented with vertical ribbed borders, all on a matte background.

The upper portion of the body is encompassed with a leaf textured border below a band of scrolling leaf ornamentation.

The original hallmarked domed hinged cover is ornamented with further chased decoration, reflecting the style of the body, incorporating a large and impressive scrolling leaf border to the outer circumference.

The surface of the cover is further ornamented with a cast and applied floral spray design to the centre.

The cover of the casket is encompassed with a protruding border accented with a cast and applied scrolling thumbpiece.

The body of the casket is fitted with a bespoke velvet fitment.

The body and cover of this fine jewellery casket retain the original gilding to the interior.

This exceptional box is supported by four cast silver bracket style scrolling leaf decorated feet.

The hallmarks struck to the underside of this box includes:

Silver quality/purity mark: 800 (800 standard, 800/1000).

Maker's registration: 110 MI (GANCI CARMELO di GIUSEPPE MORANDINO*, Milano)

* This Italian maker's name changed throughout their operation period and they can be referenced as: GANCI CARMELO di GIUSEPPE MORANDINO (1970), GANCI ARGENTERIE di Giovanni Morandino (1990) and GANCI ARGENTERIE srl (2010)

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Origin: Milan, Italy

This antique Italian silver jewellery casket is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased and cast decoration is all very sharp.

The Italian silver hallmarks struck to the underside of the casket are all very clear.

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

Length 24cm/9.4"

Width 17.8cm/7"

Height 10.5cm/4.1"

30 troy ounces/934g

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International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations CINOA
National Association of Jewellery UK's trade association NAJ