19th century gilt bronze jewelry box or casket with sculpted relief scenes depicting working man and industry. Made 19th century, in Germany by Erhard & Sohnne, established in 1844. 5 3/8inches long; 3inches wide; 2 5/8inches high. Stands on 4 legs. Exceptional relief sculpture on all sides and top of the casket. Each scene depicts heroic figures pursueing an act of industry. Some work machinery, some plant, water, graft, carry baskets, work in fields, ride carts. Unusually rich background detail of trees, fruit, baskets. The top depicts a youth riding one horse, another reigned with it. The horses rear through a landscape of trees and bushes, houses and high walls in the background. The figures are almost 3-dimentional and the moulding is highly detailed and naturalistic. Inside is lined in it’s original green velvet. Original KEY with openwork lion. The very best quality workmanship. Both box and key are marked for the makers, Erhard & Sohnne: an ES on the key and the lion symbol on both key and box. Good condition: no damage of any sort. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE. See our policies below. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. Feel free to ask question. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don’t forget to insure and track properly. Any questions, just ask. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item “Antique Jewelry Cigar Box Gilt Bronze Ormolu Humidor Relief Sculpture (1161)” is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Metalware\Bronze”. The seller is “brendaginsberg” and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Renaissance
- Country/Region of Origin: Germany
- Color: Gold
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Type: Boxes
- Original/Reproduction: Original