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Sale Price: $3,500.00
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Austrian Biedermeier Jeweled Silver Gilt Casket with Cameos 1846
Austrian Biedermeier Jeweled Silver Gilt Casket with Cameos 1846
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Sale Price: $3,500.00
Listed Price $5,000.00

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Austrian Biedermeier silver gilt casket, 1846. Bellied, lobed, and rectangular. Hinged cover same and concave with raised center and swing-mounted scroll bracket cast handle with flowers. Hardstone mounts including porphyry and lapis lazuli as well as cabochon jewels. On front two turquoise cabochon beads of which one a push button for opening cover. At ends carved intaglio heads, one a Classical soldier and the other a philosopher. Corner paw supports. On exterior the gilding is deeply toned; on interior it’s fresh and bright. Marks: Vienna stamp with year and no. 15 (that is, 15 loths or 93.75 silver) and maker’s stamp IF. Very good condition with deep toning.

Dimensions: H 4 x W 6 1/2 x D 3 3/4 in. Gross weight: 10 troy ounces. #BZ636