This extraordinarily well made silver box was crafted in Germany and depicts a scene with Napoleon to the lid. The piece is crafted of .800 purity silver (800 out of 1000 parts pure silver) and was made in Hanau, Germany. The mark to the base is for J Kurz & Co which was the silversmithing business of Johann Sigmund Kurz. J Kurz & Co were known for their elaborate silver boxes including musical varieties with other examples found to also depict historical scenes akin to this Napoleonic box. The lid of the box depicts Napoleon on horseback with his soldiers and is unusual given the piece is of German manufacture rather than French. The piece dates to circa 1900 and is in beautiful condition with just some minor tarnish and polish residues to the intricate repousse areas.
Measures - 19.5cm W x 13cm D x 7cm H
Total weight - 800 grams