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Antique Solid Silver DUTCH BOX - Hunting & Courtship Motifs (Dogs, Horses)
Fine and ornate antique Solid Silver Dutch Box, dating to the late 19th Century. The panels of the antique Box depict outdoor scenes with various Hunt motifs, including a hunter with dog on two panels and horses, stag and cow on the other panels. Each panel embossed at varying degrees and textures to give the effect of a forrest of trees and other foliage. On the lid, is a Courtship scene with a finely dressed gentleman and a lady, with an Urn and flowers in the background and foreground, and heart on the table between them. The form of this wonderful Continental Solid Silver Dutch Box is scalloped with each motif perfectly designed for each shape. The Box is well hallmarked in various locations. Many marks located on the base. A Letter on the rim of the box (lid up). And a circular mark on the rim of the lid. The measurements of the Box are: 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1 3/8" high. It is in fine condition with normal surface scratching on the base. The weight of the antique Hunting and Courtship Box is approximately 15. 9 grams. The Box shows extremely well in the photographs and just as wonderful in person. The photos were taken with and without a camera flash.
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