Antique silver smell box from 1001 nights around 1900

Item number: A71404.2a

Antique smell box from the Orient

Category: Plates, baskets, bowls & tins


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In the 18th century, pest vinegar was widely used to protect against various infectious diseases. This pungent "scent" of vinegar and various herbs required a well-closing container that could be opened if necessary, so-called vinaigrettes (vinaigre, French for vinegar). Vinaigrettes in small and tiny silver or gold boxes were the big fashion, especially in the 19th century. The silver had to be gold-plated on the inside, otherwise the vinegar would have attacked the metal.
In the Orient, mainly open smelling cans were made, which were filled with various herbs without a vinegar treatment.
 
Beautiful fragrance box from the Orient in gold-plated silver. The production was made from the finest cords of silver wire that were soldered and gold-plated. The hinged lid was decorated with blue enamel and an oval turquoise in a frame setting. Unmarked, probably made in the Middle East around 1900.

Dimensions & details
- Silver, checked for 800 / -
- L / W / H 2.8 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Material: Silber Türkis Emaille
Epochen: Vintage
Themen: Design Dosen & Schalen
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