This is such a lovely antique bronze engraved with flowers. The flowers have been engraved and painted., and much of the paint remains.
The box is quite heavy and is a fine example of the Austrian Art Nouveau movement. We hardly use stamps these days but the box can be used for many other purposes, use your imagination. It is marked `ges. gesch.', an abbreviation of `gesetzlich geschützt' standing for `copyright'.
Size: Ca. 1 " (2.5 cm) high, 3 3/8 " (8.5 cm) long and 2 1/2 " (6.5 cm) wide.
Condition: No losses or damage. No repairs. The overall condition is as you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners.
We normally do not clean, polish, touch up or repair any item. Many buyers prefer to finish items that need a finish their own way, or just leave it the way they are.
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