Large and remarkable, ornate vintage Sterling Silver Box with Islamic hallmarks (900 mark, among others), probably Egyptian in origin. The large Middle Eastern Silver Box dates to the 20th Century. Tremendous workmanship, very ornate with a fantastic embossed floral design, a Bird finial and Thumb Grip. The marks denote 900 Silver and there are numerous marks in various locations throughout the Box. Locations of marks are: the Birds, the base, the handles, the applied Leaves and on the Lid. Additionally, on the inside of the base is the number 8 and on the inside of the handles---the number 44 on each. The ornate, vintage Silver Islamic Box opens on a hinged and has two hinged ornate handles. It stands 6 1/2" high and its oval shaped body measures 5 1/4" x 5 3/4". Many views show the piece well though photos are a bit blurry and a bit grainy....much prettier and more detailed in person. Is in wonderful condition.
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