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SOLD - Austro-Hungarian Sterling Silver and Enamel Box - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Austro-Hungarian sterling silver and enamel box; an addition to our diverse silverware collection

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SOLD - Austro-Hungarian Sterling Silver and Enamel Box  - Antique Circa 1900
SOLD - Austro-Hungarian Sterling Silver and Enamel Box - Antique Circa 1900

Description


This exceptional antique Austro-Hungarian sterling silver box has a rectangular form.


The sides of the body are embellished with dark blue enamel panels accented with gold opposing scrolling leaf.


This box is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover ornamented with an exceptional enamel scene depicting a deceased stag surrounded by hounds.


The enamel panels are all framed by a narrow silver border and the cover incorporates a rounded thumbpiece to the anterior surface.


The underside of the box is plain and unembellished.


The interior of each compartment retains the original gilding.


The hallmarks to the interior of this impressive box include:

Assay mark: Dianakopf mark* - A (Vienna, Austria)

Silver quality/purity mark: Sterling**, Dianakopf mark (.950, 950/1000)

Registration number: 4134


* This variation of the Dianakopf mark was used for Austro-Hungarian silver between 1872-1922; this mark, in addition to the style, determines the date of this piece as circa 1900.


** The country of origin hallmarked this item with the standard mark 950 and the marks confirm the silver purity was tested and hallmarks struck reaffirming the silver is a minimum of sterling standard.


Condition


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

The enamel is in perfect condition.

The original gilding is in excellent condition.

The Austrian hallmarks struck to the interior of the base and cover are clear in keeping with age.


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


Dimensions


Length 7.9cm/3.1"

Width 5cm/2"

Height 1.1cm/0.4"


 
 
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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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