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Shagreen and Silver Travelling Cutlery Container - Antique Circa 1720

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique European silver mounted shagreen container; an addition to our dining silverware collection

SKU: C1064

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Shagreen and Silver Travelling Cutlery Container - Antique Circa 1720


This exceptional antique shagreen container has a tapering shaped form, reflecting the naturalistic shape of a tusk.

The surface of this travelling cutlery container is embellished with impressive silver mounts to the upper and lower portions.

This impressive piece retains the original push fit cover, ornamented with further scalloped shaped silver mounts.

The interior of the case is comprised of two large circular receivers, incorporating a navette shaped receiver to the conjoined incurve; these two large receivers are designed to accommodate a knife and fork.

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Origin: Europe


This antique shagreen container's mounts are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

There are no hallmarks as to be expected with such a piece; the date and origin can be determined by the composition and materials.

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


Length 18cm/7.1""

Width 2.7cm/1.1""

Height 2.2cm/0.9""


1.7 troy ounces/54.1g

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