This beautiful box is made from 833 silver (83.3% purity). It is of square form with curved sides and both the top and bottom are raised with scalloped edges. The front is beautifully decorated with engraved scrolls and the base is plain.
There are no personalised engravings. The sides are decorated with fine roping and the lid is hinged. Inside, it is stamped with Dutch hallmarks. These are the mark for 833 grade silver (the lion with the number 2 beneath it) and the date letter a for 1860.
There is also a makers mark but I havent been able to identify it. I have also found the Minervas Head mark to the rim. This piece is in good, usable condition and the decorative work is nice and crisp.
However, after 158 years, there are some things to bring to your attention. To the base, there is a pea-sized bruise to the back right-hand corner and about 8 pinhead dints elsewhere. There is also a 25mm scratch.The hinge is in good order but there is a small kink to the rim of the lid as shown in the photos. The lid closes securely but it is not a very tight closure. Size - 5 cm (2) square Height - 1.9 cm (0.75) Weight - 26 grams. Please see the photos below which will enlarge if clicked on and feel free to get in touch with any questions.
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The seller is "jochyra" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.