German Silver Gilt Minaudière Louis Kuppenheim

GBP 4,250.00

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Object Description

The minaudière of rectangular form with curved corners features a repousse monkey which humorously goes through the case with the front side of the monkey on the cover and the rear side of the monkey on the back. The exterior of the case is gilded Silver with cabochon Sapphires and a top carry loop. To the left of the top a second loop contains the original pencil which pulls out for taking notes upon the ivorine notepad within. The interior of the case features several compartments which open via the Sapphire tabs, the left side contains two smaller compartments while the right side features a bevel edged mirror with an ivorine notepad to the reverse and a spring loaded tab to the compartment. The case is hallmarked in several locations with the London ‘omega’ import mark (1906-1998), the import Silversmiths mark Gresham Barber & Co and is dated 1907. Although the minaudière does not bear the original makers hallmark we firmly attribute the case to Louis Kuppenheim a renowned German Silversmith who made designs identical to this minaudière and are confident this is a piece by the Silversmith.

Measurements (inches) 4.33 High x 2.56 Wide x 0.79 Deep

Object Condition

Very Good, usage and wear marks consistent with age.

Object Details

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+44 (0) 7920 440709