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C1890 Fine Antique Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Cast Brass Desktop String Box Vgc. For Sale
THISsale IS FORAFINEANTIQUE ART NOUVEAU OR ARTS & CRAFTS CAST BRASS DESKTOP STRING BOX. IT DATES TO CIRCA 1890 AND IS STAMPED UNDERNEATH THE ROUND BASE WITHA TRADE MARKOF AN ARROW THROUGH A HOOP SHOWING THAT IT WAS MADE BY JAMES COLLINS OF BIRMINGHAM,ENGLAND. AS SHOWN INMY SECOND PICTURE THE STRING BOX CONSISTS OF THREE PIECES - A SCREW ON BASE,A LIFT OFF LID ANDA CENTRALSECTION INTO WHICHA BALL OF STRING WOULD BE PLACED. ALL THREE PIECES ARE ORIGINAL FITTING TOGETHER VERY TIGHTLY AND THE SUPERBVERY ORNATE STYLISED FLOWER DESIGN LOOKS FANTASTIC FROM ANY ANGLE WHEN ON DISPLAY. HEIGHTTO THE TOP OF THE LID IS APPROX. 3.75 INCHES AND WIDTH ACROSS THE BASE IS 3.5 INCHES. AS IT IS CAST BRASS RATHER THAN THE MORE COMMON PRESSED BRASS EXAMPLES IT IS EXTREMELY HEAVY FOR ITS SIZE WITH AN UNPACKED WEIGHT OF ROUGHLY 0.59 KG OR 1.30 LBS!!! THEVISIBLE SURFACES HAVE BEEN POLISHED WHEREAS THE INTERIOR AND UNDERNEATH ARE DARKER. OVERALL IT IS INEXCELLENT USED ANTIQUE CONDITION WITHOUT HOLES,SPLITS,DENTS OR NOTE THATSOME OF THESTRANGE MARKS VISIBLE IN MY PICTURES ARE REFLECTIONS,SHADOWS OR CAMERA FLASH AND AS SUCH DO NOT EXIST IN REAL LIFE. IN SUMMARY A VISUALLY STUNNING,SUPERB QUALITY PERIOD EXAMPLE BY AN UNUSUALMAKER WHICH COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY THIS SELLER EITHER FOR USE OR DISPLAY. MY TEN DAY sale HAS AVERY LOWSTARTING PRICE TO ENCOURAGE offerDINGAND IS WITHOUT RESERVE.I ALWAYS TRY TO GIVE A FULL AND DETAILED DESCRIPTION BASED ON MY OWN PERCEPTION OF ITEMS. IF THERE ARE PARTICULAR POINTS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU AND ARE NOT COVERED IN MY DESCRIPTION PLEASE USE THE ASK THE SELLER A QUESTION LINK AND YOU WILL RECEIVE AN HONEST ANSWER.MY POSTAL CHARGES SHOULD BE LISTED BUT IN THIS CASE THEY DO NOT INCLUDE INSURANCE. SHOULD THIS BEREQUIRED IT IS AVAILABLE AT COST. IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE POSTAL CHARGES FOR YOUR COUNTRY PLEASE E-MAIL ME FOR A QUOTE. ALL ITEMS ARE WRAPPED WITH SAFETY IN MIND AS IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME THAT YOU RECEIVE YOUR PURCHASE IN THE SAME CONDITION THAT IT WAS SENT. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE INCURRED IN THE POSTAL SYSTEM AS THAT IS BEYOND MY CONTROL BUT IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF A CLAIM I WOULD ASSIST IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE.
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C1890 Fine Antique Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Cast Brass Desktop String Box Vgc. : $94