Unusual and extremely handsome, antique Sterling Silver Box of South American origin, dating to the early 20th Century. The Box has a wonderful embossed figural and geometric motif on the lid, including the Greek Key of Life pattern. The figure is comprised of an enormous head (Cameo like relief) and with it's much smaller scaled arms reaching above his head. Is just wonderful!!! Inside the hinged lid is the maker's hallmark (H and 925. The Box measures 3/4" x 1 9/16" x 5/8" high. It weighs approximately 15.2 grams. The Box is in fine condition and the hinge in very good working order. Has normal wear, scratching and some tarnish which can be hand polished off. The antique Box shows very well in the photos. Photographs were taken with and without a camera flash. Bright and dark areas are reflections while being photographed. The antique Sterling South American Large Head Box was most likely a Pill Box. While it can still be used for that purpose, the uses today are multiple (a Trinket Box such as a Hair Pin Box, Jewelry Box (for Rings, Cuffs, Stick Pins, Tie Clips, Earrings, Brooches, Necklaces, etc...). Can also be used as a Toiletry Box (for Q-tips, Cotton Balls, etc...) as well as a box for Shirt Stays Box, Paper Clip Box as well as certain size Business Card Box. Collectors and appreciators of Silver Boxes would enjoy such a piece, just for its beauty, history and craftsmanship alone.
To within the Continental US, this item will ship USPS Insured Priority Mail with tracking and signature confirmation. To outside the US, this item will ship USPS Insured Express Mail, also with tracking.