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Sale Price: $7,800.00
Listed Price $12,000.00
  Stock #BV468

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Antique Austrian Silver & Enamel Horse Jockey Box in Original Case
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Sale Price: $7,800.00
Listed Price $12,000.00

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Turn-of-the-century Austrian 835 silver horse-themed box. Made by Georg Adam Scheid in Austria. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged with triangular tab. On cover top is enameled scene with four mounted jockeys in bright silks, casting shadows over the green grass; hazy purpling landscape in background. On front is engraved “Freiwilligen-Schule / 1901/02”. Interior gilt. Cover interior engraved with 3 rows of signature. Scheid was a major silversmith in the twilight years of the Hapsburg Empire. The firm’s work is in the collections of the British Museum and Cleveland Museum of Art. In original leather-bound wood case. Fully marked. Excellent condition. Case has wear.

Box dimensions: H 2 1/2 x W 6 3/4 x D 3 3/4 in. Gross weight (box only): 20.5 troy ounces. Case dimensions: H 3 x W 7 3/4 x D 4 3/4 in. #BV468