Four miniature sterling silver and metal boxes

Mid-19th/20th Century
Two stamped for sterling
Comprising a late-19th century German Hanau silver snuffbox in 18th century French style with floral motifs and a central medallion containing a bird and a cannon crossed with a scroll, stamped for J. Kurz & Co. (.625" H x 2.875" W x 1.5" D); A wood-lined sterling silver box with carved abalone floral decorations to lid with inscribed Chinese character in lower right corner, stamped: Sterling / 950/ K (1.375" H x 3.625" W x 2.375" D); A round sterling silver box with applied brass scrollwork and marcasite, stamped: Sterling / 463 (2" H x 2" Dia.); A rectangular metal box with scalloped ends, multi-colored enamel detailing, and floral motifs, engraved: M. Kella / from his Affectionate son / Louis / Sep. 25th 1853 (.75" H x 3.375" W x 1.875" D), 4 pieces
Weight of items marked for silver: 8.355 oz. troy approximately

  • Condition: Overall good condition with tarnishing and light scratches commensurate with age. Minor dents to round box and minor wear of enameling on enamel box. Enamel box engraved as stated.

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December 16, 2020 12:00 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, US

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