Antique handmade hardwood Cigarette Box.
The box has a nice handmade 1st grade silver applique on the lid.
The applique is decorated with a very detailed image of an old Dutch scene.
The scene is particularly beautifully detailed in relief, hand made and consists of a nobleman with a woman on his lap.
There are also many details in the scene such as: nobleman with sword, hat with feathers, glass in hand, peacock etcetera.
Nicely fully Dutch hallmarked and marked with silver hallmarks: :
Silver fineness mark Upright Lion with 1 (1814-1953) = 1st grade 0.925,
Assay Office (Minerva head with letter B=Utrecht), Year Letter T=1929
Maker’s mark GVK= “Koninklijke Gerritsen van Kempen N.V.” Zeist 1924-1961.
Dimensions are 9.2 cm by 10.00 cm.
The silver applique is in a particularly beautiful and intact condition without dents or scratches.
The lid closes perfectly.
Is a striking and particularly decorative object due to its beautifully detailed tooling, but can also still be used.
Particularly decorative but is also suitable for use.
- Antique Cigarette box with handmade crafted 1st grade Dutch silver applique
- .925 silver
- Manufacturer/ Brand
- Kon. Gerritsen & van Kempen N.V. Zeist/Utrecht 1929
- Estimated Period
- First half 20th century
- Country of Origin
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear