A darling antique sterling chatelaine box with a detailed repousse image of a bird.
Made by La Pierre Mfg. Co. of New York and New Jersey c1888-1900.
The bird image is very detailed, the area around the bird and top edge of the bottom has a flowing repousse Art Nouveau design.
It is hinged at the top, there is a soldered ring as well as a jump ring so it can be worn as a pendant.
The round box is puffed, the top is smaller than the bottom, it fits perfectly over the rim and closes with a secure click.
Measures 1.5" in diameter and .5" high.
Wonderful overall condition, the top is excellent, the back has a few small dings. Lovely oxidized patina brings out the fine detail. It has not been cleaned or polished.
Signed with the script L with a line through it for La Pierre, known for their silver vanity items and novelties.
Unmarked, the box tested sterling with acid, total weight is 12.7 grams.
A sweet antique sterling box, a perfect pendant box for whatever treasures one wishes to carry.
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