Victorian Repousse Silver Heart Shaped Pill Box Birmingham 1900
Heading : Victorian silver heart shaped pill box by Levi and Salaman
Date : Hallmarked for Levi and Salaman in Birmingham 1900
Period : Victoria
Origin : Birmingham,England
Decoration : Repousse scene of serenading minstrel and lady
Size : 5.8cm x 4.8cm x 2.3cm
Condition : Very good
Restoration : None
Weight : 30.6 grams
Clearly a present for a lady, this romantic heart shaped pill or trinket box has a repousse scene of a minstrel serenading a lady on the lid. The body is ornately decorated in typical Victorian style with scrolls, flowers and trellis work.
The technique of repousse work involves hammering a sheet of malleable metal from behind, either freehand or into a mould. Many Victorian silversmiths adopted this technique as the desire for ever more decorative pieces increased. This heart shaped box shows what could be achieved by this method and would make a very romantic gift in the 21st century.
The perfect Valentines gift
- Product Code: 2020011430
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