A 17th century German silver-gilt Toilet Box.
A 17th century unmarked silver-gilt Box, German, almost certainly Augsburg, circa 1680. The pull-off lid of the box is engraved with an Italianate view of figures in a landscape before a circular Romanesque church, the whole framed with a band of laurel leaves; the box sides engraved with festoons of fruit suspended on ribbons.
‘Michael’ scratch engraved on the base.
Good with minor wear to the gilding but with some scratched lines on the lid.
Length – 10.90 cm.; Width – 8.60 cm.; Depth – 4.30 cm.; Weight – 190 gms.