Antique French Victorian Bronze Argente (silvered bronze) casket with hunting dog theme. The casket has amazing detail & features a reclining hound on the lid, with an ivy, fox, & boar border.Two angels adjacent to a worn monogrammed shield. The sides feature dogs hunting deer, & wild boar. The corners have hanging rabbits & birds.
The casket measures approximately 5 1/2 inches tall, 7 3/4 by 5 1/8 inches wide at the bottom, & weighs 3 lbs. I was unable to find any hallmarks. The casket is in good antique estate condition as follows.THERE IS NO KEY, SOME SCRATCHING, WORN SILVERPLATE & AGE WEAR WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH THE AGE OF THE PIECE. THE LID IS UNEVEN IN THE FRONT WHEN CLOSED, BUT WHEN PUSHED DOWN IS LEVEL. THERE IS SOME BREAKING AWAY WHERE THE LID SITS ON THE TOP HINGE, & SOME TO THE BOTTOM PORTION HINGE AS WELL. THERE IS A MILD DENT ALONG THE TOP FRONT RIM. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THIS WAS USED FOR, BUT INSIDE IT NEEDS CLEANING, HAS BLACK SUBSTANCE LIKE SOOT, AND SMELLS LIKE INCENSE TO ME, SO IT DOES HAVE ODOR INSIDE. THERE IS GLARE & REFLECTION IN SOME OF THE 12 PHOTOS.
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