Portuguese Silver Bonbonniere Egg Box with Gilt Doves
Portuguese Silver Bonbonniere Egg Box with Gilt Doves
Portuguese Silver Bonbonniere Egg Box with Gilt Doves
Portuguese Silver Bonbonniere Egg Box with Gilt Doves
Portuguese Silver Bonbonniere Egg Box with Gilt Doves
Portuguese Silver Bonbonniere Egg Box with Gilt Doves
Portuguese Silver Bonbonniere Egg Box with Gilt Doves
Portuguese Silver Bonbonniere Egg Box with Gilt Doves
Portuguese Silver Bonbonniere Egg Box with Gilt Doves
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Portuguese Silver Bonbonniere Egg Box with Gilt Doves

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This silver bonbonniere box in the form of an egg was made in Portugal of 916/1000 purity silver. The piece has hallmarks for manufacture in Porto, Portugal between 1938 and 1984 and is also marked for its retailer, Lisbon based jeweller 'Ferreira Marques'. The finely crafted box has a gilt wash interior meaning that food products can be stored inside without the piece tarnishing, and to the lid of the egg are two gilt silver doves. The piece is signed 'Titulo' which is presumably for the silversmith 'L.Titulo', however little is known about this particular maker other than that they were likely based in Porto, given the hallmark for the city being present. Whilst the hallmarks give a date range of 1938 to 1984, we believe this piece was likely manufactured in the 1970s. In such lovely condition this is a beautiful piece of Portuguese silver which has been clearly crafted by a talented silversmith.

Marked - hallmark for Porto, 'TITULO' the maker, 'Ferreira Marques' the retailer and one other unidentified mark

Measures - 15.5cm W x 9.5cm D x 16cm H

Total weight of piece - 685 grams