Sterling Silver - Peru - Figural - Mesoamerican - Footed - Handmade Box - 925
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Sterling Silver - Peru - Figural - Mesoamerican - Footed - Handmade Box - 925:
From about mid-20th century, this is a hand chased, sterling silver, figural footed cigarette box. Its top and four sides are rich with early Mesoamerican figures and symbols-- snakes, cats, suns, gods and warriors.A joy to look at from any angle, I especially love the cast silver figures that support it with their backs at all four corners. Even the clasp was not overlooked as another opportunity to decorate. This time with a sleeping face.The hinge is strong and will easily hold the lid open, and it closes flat with a pleasing little "snap."This was all made by hand and is a solid, finely wrought case that's a treasure in itself.
Hallmarked: STERLING 925 (llama's head in circle)238.5 grams Sterling (a little more than 1/2 a pound)
Measures about: 4" x 3" x 1 1/4" highCondition: Fine. No damage. Little tarnish.
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