An extremely rare and unusual Silver filigree Toilet Box

GBP 32,000.00

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Object Description

An extremely rare and unusual Silver filigree Toilet Box; German c.1700; of circular design standing on three little bun feet; set within the box are four finely engraved silver gilt plaques of a much earlier date c.1580 and probably Nuremburg; these plaques depict stories from Noah’s ark and with some subtle variations are based on woodcuts by the Swiss born artist Jost Amman. Jost Amman moved to Nuremburg in 1560 and lived and worked there until his death in 1591; the piece is approximately 13 cms in diameter and 8 cms tall; weight is 15 ozs

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