This wonderful box is of Continental origin, probably dating from the late 19th to early 20th century, and is most likely Dutch or German. it has no markings but has been tested as 800 silver. Used as a snuff box it has an enchanting cover design.
The embossed design is of a tropical garden, complete with palm trees and a parrot. There is a man in a turban and a lady with a Renaissance style headdress. The third person in the design looks like a soldier.
The box has a hinged lid and there is a nice repousse border around the central cover design. The back is striped.
The piece weighs 1.295 ozt. It measures 3" by 1 1/2". It is good antique condition with a minor dent or two on the back of the box, and snuff residue on the inside of the box, which I'll lave to the new owner to polish out if desired.
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