Hand Hammered Iron Goberg Casket  Jewelry Box, Ca 1910Hand Hammered Iron Goberg Casket  Jewelry Box, Ca 1910Hand Hammered Iron Goberg Casket  Jewelry Box, Ca 1910Hand Hammered Iron Goberg Casket  Jewelry Box, Ca 1910Hand Hammered Iron Goberg Casket  Jewelry Box, Ca 1910Hand Hammered Iron Goberg Casket  Jewelry Box, Ca 1910Hand Hammered Iron Goberg Casket  Jewelry Box, Ca 1910Hand Hammered Iron Goberg Casket  Jewelry Box, Ca 1910Hand Hammered Iron Goberg Casket  Jewelry Box, Ca 1910

This hand hammered iron casket or jewelry box is one of the rarer pieces made by Goberg. It is very large and heavy, measuring 9.5 inches long by 5.5 inches wide and 6 inches tall. It is beautifully decorated with the characteristic dimpled iron work that Goberg often used and topped off with magnificently executed ironwork leaves and a scrolled iron handle. The lid is domed, a feature that Goberg did not often use, which adds a classic look. The box sits on four tightly coiled iron feet. There is a lock and key which no longer functions because part of the locking mechanism on the interior of the lid broke off years ago. This broken piece and the key are still present and will stay with the box when shipped to the next owner. Somebody painted the interior with silver paint that is clearly not part of the original feature of the box. However, while it is not original, it does not detract from the look of the box. The exterior is in excellent condition. It has developed a very nice looking rich patina that fits in nicely with the decorative elements on the outside. In our opinion, this is one of the nicest pieces of iron work that we have ever seen from Goberg. Its artistic look and wonderful execution make it a very special item. Although it is not signed by Goberg, it is definitely his work based on the construction elements used and the decorative touches. It is not unusual that this piece is not signed as he was inconsistent about what he signed and did not sign. This is a very special item that will add class to any setting.

Known primarily for his hammered iron pieces, Goberg (Hugo Berger) is best known for his wide ranging variety of candlesticks. Besides being considered a metal fabricator of the Arts & Crafts era, Goberg is also closely associated with the German Jugendstil or Secessionist movement of the same time frame. Much of his work was sold at Liberty of London with an occasional piece finding its way to the U.S.

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Hand Hammered Iron Goberg Casket Jewelry Box, Ca 1910

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