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SOLD - Polish Silver Locking Casket - Regency Style - Antique Circa 1840

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Polish silver locking casket in the Regency style; an addition to our continental silver collection

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SOLD - Polish Silver Locking Casket - Regency Style - Antique Circa 1840
SOLD - Polish Silver Locking Casket - Regency Style - Antique Circa 1840

Description


This exceptional antique Polish silver locking casket has a rectangular form with cut corners.


The plain surface of the body is ornamented with impressive applied designs to each panel, secured to the interior with screw fittings.


The anterior and posterior panels of the antique casket are embellished with a symmetrical design depicting a central vase supporting a scrolling leaf and pineapple composition, flanked by two birds with extended wings amidst further scrolling leaf ornamentation incorporating antique dolphin terminals.


The decoration to the body includes a palmette and rosette motif to each of the cut corners in addition to a collection of raspberries to either end.


The upper and lower rim of the body is ornamented with fine and impressive chased and applied griffin, scrolling leaf, palmette and rosette decorated borders, all in the Regency style.


The locking casket is fitted with a plain hinged cover with a plain swept border and embellished with a fine and impressive central applied panel depicting Neptune driving a horse drawn chariot* with Cupid resting on the leading horse in addition to male and female figures to the background.


The casket retains the original fitted fully working lock and key.


This antique casket is supported by four fine and impressive Regency bracket style feet, incorporating paw, leaf and rosette ornamentation.


This Polish silver locking casket is an exceptional example of its type.


* Neptune is the Roman equivalent of Poseidon. In addition to being known as the god of freshwater and the sea he was also worshipped as the god of horses, patron of horse-racing, with the revised name Neptunus Equester.


Maker: Unknown

Condition


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

The applied and chased decoration is all very sharp.

Full 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 Polish silverware.


Dimensions


Length 16cm/6.3"

Width 11cm/4.3"

Height 9.6cm/3.8"


Weight


24 troy ounces/747g (including locking mechanism)


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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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