This unusual German gilt bronze and nickel silver jewelry casket was made by Erhard & Sohne, c. 1900. The box has an elaborate gilt bronze body embellished with nickel silver medallions on sides and has two Art Nouveau female masks on top at front and back. Box sits on ornate gilt carved scroll feet and has dark royal blue velvet lining on both the top and base. Comes with its original bronze key decorated with chased stylized standing lion on front & back.
Dimensions: 4 high, 5 3/4" long and 3 3/4" wide. Weighs 2.6 pounds.
Condition: Box is in excellent Estate condition with bright gilding and original patina. Marked "Made in Germany" trademark stamp "E-S" for Erhard & Sohne.
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