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Inv. #15164  

Antique Jeweled Box in 18k and Silver c1890s, Iberia

Price: $9,800.00
Inv. #15164

Condition: Excellent
Weight: 63.4 grams
Marks: None, tested 18k and silver
Measurements: 2 1/4 inches in diameter

Circa 1890s, 18k and silver, attributed Iberia. There is no question that the treasure here is the gold and silver treasure box itself. This amazing antique is mounted with five carats of sapphires, half a carat of rubies, and one carat of diamonds, as well as a luminous pearl at the center of its lid. It boasts masterful hand-cut filigree in graceful foliate and scroll patterns that adorn even the underside. Probably made as a grand tour souvenir, the form is very unusual, and the presence of a mirror suggests a patch box. The time and artistry that was put into this unique object of beauty was extreme even in the Victorian era and would never be duplicated today. The goldsmith who created this box had mad skills and would have spent several months completing such a complex piece. Excellent condition.

Remarks from Lawrence Jeffrey: "You cannot own history. At best one can claim the bragging rights of guardianship .. to possess what no other has is true luxury."

Price: $9,800.00

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