This charming box dates to the Turn of The Century and has been crafted from 800 purity silver and decorated with enamels. The piece originates in Germany, is octagonal in shape and has been crafted with ornate repousse detailing. To the centre of the top is a delicately rendered miniature portrait of a lady which has been executed in pastel coloured enamels. The box is marked '800' to the underside which tells us it is made of 800 out of 1000 parts pure silver which was standard in Germany at that time. The crescent moon and crown mark to the underside indicates that it was made in Germany as this was standard hallmarking for silver from the country at this time. This beautifully crafted silver box would be a wonderful home for a delicate piece of jewellery, or lovely among a collection of fine boxes on a dressing table.
Measures - 7.75cm L x 5.5cm W x 3cm D
Total weight of piece - 130 grams