Original Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau Riveted Copper Brass & Enamel Box Casket
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Original Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau Riveted Copper Brass & Enamel Box Casket :
Height : 8 cms
Width : 13 cms
Depth : 10 cms
This beautiful, heavy gauge copper and brass, Arts & Crafts casket / box is decorated with riveted brass, strap-work legs over the copper body, on each corner of the box. The lid has a central, decorative, cut out panel with ‘Honesty’-like seed pods, and vibrant blue, green, yellow and red enameling behind it. Each side has a raised medallion, and the back is decorated with stylised floral designs.
The front is mounted with a riveted, decorated, brass lock. (No key).
The box is well constructed, and is lined with oak.
Marked on the base as shown. Maker unknown.
Offered in excellent, lightly hand-polished condition, with no breaks, holes or repairs. Some very minor surface wear consumate with age, (mentioned only for accuracy). The hinge is original and fully functional.
A stunning example of original Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau metalware, which would display well with contemporary items by such as Liberty & Co. at the turn of the last century, circa 1900.
Will be carefully and lovingly packed!