Snuff box? karl kurz hanau silver

May 19, 2021. 18:33 UTC
Snuff Box? Karl Kurz Hanau Silver
Timothy
United States of America

Category
Silver boxes

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

2" x 2 3/4" x 1/2" Inlaid Mother of Pearl or Abalone on lid 4 Gemstones appears to be 2 Garnets, 2 Amethyst Rose pattern Maker Mark appears to be Karl Kurz 1877 Gold Tone

Provenance

Estate Sale

Answered within 3 days
May 22, 07:24 UTC
By Sabrina Vinther

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$400 USD
What does this mean?

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It is a lovely antique silver snuff box. Such antique objects of vertu are being offered at auction on a regular basis. The snuff box or tabatiere is very charming, the design and shape is typical of this kind of silver objects from the last part of the 19th century. The tabatiere was made by Karl Kurz, Hanau in 1877, the partly gilted silver box is set with mother of pearl, garnets and amethyst. The decoration is a lovely rose pattern. The condition of the small box appears to be good based on the photos.

I believe that this charming box would attract the attention of both collectors and dealers if it came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online objects of vertu auction, where I believe the silver box has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the snuff box. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.
Thank you

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