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.
Unique Collectibles, Antiques and Fine Arts from Around the World
Never the ordinary...unique items chosen over the last 50 years of travel around the world.