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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

 

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  • Product Code: 2020011430
  • Availability: 1
  • £260.00


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