19th Century German Wood Box w/ Berlin Pattern Porcelain Panels and Brass Framing19th Century German Wood Box w/ Berlin Pattern Porcelain Panels and Brass Framing19th Century German Wood Box w/ Berlin Pattern Porcelain Panels and Brass Framing19th Century German Wood Box w/ Berlin Pattern Porcelain Panels and Brass Framing19th Century German Wood Box w/ Berlin Pattern Porcelain Panels and Brass Framing19th Century German Wood Box w/ Berlin Pattern Porcelain Panels and Brass Framing19th Century German Wood Box w/ Berlin Pattern Porcelain Panels and Brass Framing19th Century German Wood Box w/ Berlin Pattern Porcelain Panels and Brass Framing19th Century German Wood Box w/ Berlin Pattern Porcelain Panels and Brass Framing

Gorgeous box with 5 porcelain panels, 1 on the lid and 4 on the sides, and with somewhat humorous depictions of court cards. The underside of the box has a small stamped word, “GERMANY,” and there are 3 Queens and 2 Jacks on the 5 panels that are loosely related to the German Berlin Pattern. I have described this box as a 19th century box, because the court cards are “single ended,” full figure designs, but this is hardly conclusive, as the panels do not seriously attempt to "copy" the designs of any pattern. Frankly, I do not know much about porcelain, antique or otherwise, and am quite uncertain about the date this box was made.

The base material of the box is wood. The porcelain panels have been added, along with brass strips framing top, bottom and sides, and brass bun feet. The box is basically a cube shape, measuring 5” x 5” x 5”, although when the bun feet are included, the vertical dimension is slightly greater. This is not a “card box.” It is a box for general use, with playing cards on the porcelain panels.

In my opinion, the box is in excellent condition. I suspect that if polished, the brass elements would shine up beautifully, but I prefer not to disturb what seems to me to be an authentic patina.

Thanks for visiting.

Item ID: T00003698

19th Century German Wood Box w/ Berlin Pattern Porcelain Panels and Brass Framing

$450 USD

Add to Cart
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

4 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


Two For His Heels


Two For His Heels
Fredericksburg, VA   

Playing Cards and Card Game Collectibles

Antique and Vintage Playing Cards, Cribbage Boards, Whist Markers, Trump Indicators, Game Boxes, and Other Card Game Items

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2006

Shipping & Handling:
USPS Priority Mail
$20.00 USD
Insurance:Included
Shipping to: USA
change
140 character limit

More from Two For His Heels