AUSTRIAN (AUSTRO - HUNGARIAN), MADE AT THE END OF 19th CENTURY WITH PAIR OF MUCH OLDER CHINESE JADE PLAQUES. TWO MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE HAND CARVED CHINESE WHITE JADE PLAQUES INSET AT THE TOP. HAND CARVED JADE PLAQUES DATED BACK TO 18th CENTURY. From the second half of 19th century some finest European makers, including Faberge, were using older (17th - 18th century) antique Chinese jade pieces integrated in to silver and gold objects they created. Silver objects made in early 20th century by American silversmith Edward Farmer using antique Chinese jade pieces also bring premium prices at the worlds finest auctions.
SILVER-GILT BOX WITH APPLIED FINE SILVER FILIGREE DECORATION. ALSO SET WITH 24 PINK-RED COLOR JEWELS (probably ruby) AND 24 VERY SMALL NATURAL PEARLS. VERY FINE QUALITY OF WORKMANSHIP THROUGHOUT, METICULOUS ATTENTION TO SMALLEST DETAILS. MARKED INSIDE ON BOTH PARTS WITH AUSTRO - HUNGARIAN SILVER HALLMARKS (1867 - 1922 period), MAKER'S MARK "KT". GUARANTEED SOLID SILVER - 800/1000 EUROPEAN SILVER STANDARD (lower than sterling standard).(12.1 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm). About 12.5 troy oz. Good weight for the size.
Minor age wear to gilding and light scratches inside. Small piece is missing at the top of the wing from one eagle - hardly noticeable and mentioned just for 100% accuracy. VERY RARE FINEST QUALITY EXAMPLE OF EUROPEAN DECORATIVE ARTS - COLLECTORS GRADE ITEM. Your satisfaction is very important to us.Items must be in their original condition with similar of our packing. Although every effort is made to ensure accurate dimensions and weights, the figures shown should always be treated as approximate. The pictures should be considered as part of the item description. We do not take responsibility for any personal or third party losses. The item "19 century SILVER JEWELED AUSTRIAN HUNGARIAN BOX / 18 century CHINESE WHITE JADE" is in sale since Sunday, February 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "silverapple" and is located in PA. This item can be shipped worldwide.