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How do you begin to describe this? Weird. Abstract. Alien. Angry. Blobby. Any of those might fit but so would awesome, unique and provocative.

This small pedestal lidded box is made of heavy thick sterling silver. It's 106 grams (3.74 ounces) and it's as solid as a little bulldog.

The Mid-Century free-form design seems to take its cue from the Brutalist Movement, a style of architecture that was popular from the 1950s to the mid-1970s. Like the buildings of the era, this box has a blockish, solid construction. It's embellished with gnarly shapes, twists and balls of silver over oxidized backgrounds. One lone piece of turquoise dares to add a bit of color on the lid.

The box sits on its pedestal base and measures 2 1/8 inches high. It's 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 wide on each side. The blue velvet-lined inside is a tiny space that's just 3/4 by 3/4 inches. It's just 1/2 inch high. We thought it might be for a ring but it would have to be a small ring. Or a couple of pills. This box gives very little in function. It's more like a rebellious piece of artwork...unsigned and unexplainable. Its appearance says...'Love me or hate me. I don't care.' Excellent condition.

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ITEM ID
RL2712
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
PURPOSE
Boxes
STYLE
Mid-Century
COLOR
Silver

Brutalist Solid Sterling Silver Abstract Weird Box

$285

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