Enamel and silver pillbox
|Category||Boxes and cases|
|Marks and inscriptions||‘SG’ stamped on base|
|Place of origin||Vienna, Austria|
|Description||Early 20th century Austrian 900 standard silver gilt and enamel pill box|
|Dimensions||Diameter 35 mm, weight 29 g|
|Accessories||New fabric bag|
|Other distinctive features||Flute player, guilloché technique|
An early twentieth-century silver gilt and enamel pill box. It dates from circa 1910 and was made in Vienna, Austria.
It has a circular shape and the hinged lid features and egg and dart rim. The lid of the pill box has a painted guilloche enamel scene of two figures. One of the figures is playing the flute and the lady is of course is sitting and listening to the music. Perhaps she is impressed! The sides have applied decoration of swags of edelweiss and other flowers and greenery with polychrome enamel.
Inside it is marked SG.
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