Formed of pierced and engraved panels of scrolling oak leaves, the sides with lion handles, and enclosing pierced and hinged flaps with velvet-lined trays. Early 20th. century.
This curious piece may well have been designed as a cruet stand, although the hinged flaps are a mystery. It’s most likely to be silver plated as no mark can be found. A luxury, if undefined object, such as companies like Asprey’s may have retailed .
Size : L. 19cm. ( 7 31/64" ) x B. 14.5 cm. ( 5 45/64" ) x H. 14.5 cm. ( 5 45/64" ).
Weight : 890 g. ( 2 pounds approx. ).
Condition : very good - somewhat dusty!