An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian sterling silver gilt box – boxed; an addition to our silver boxes collection.
This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver box has a circular form.
The sides of this antique box is embellished with impressive chased decoration depicting cherub/putto* characters hanging floral swags within the clouds, accented with a simplified bat and owl design.
The hinged cover is ornamented with exceptional chased ornamentation displaying a nude female character with two further putto, all floating amidst the clouds amongst the moon and stars and entwined within flowing fabric swags.
The aforementioned frieze is flanked with plain silver gilt bands; the cover features a further band amidst protruding applied borders.
The interior and exterior surfaces of the silver box retain the original gilding.
This exceptional example of Victorian silverware is fitted to a leatherette presentation box, securing with a push fit catch.
The interior of the original presentation box features the retailer’s mark ‘Catchpole and Williams Ld (late C.J.Hill) 510. Oxford ST.W’ below a coronet
This exceptional sterling silver gilt box is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.
* In art and culture, a putto (plural: putti) is a chubby male child, usually nude and occasionally bearing wings.
Width including hinge 12.3cm/4.8″
15.5 troy ounces/482g