Top diameter including handles: 22" - not including handles: 14" Base diameter: 10" Height: 11"
This chalice form is hand hammered with applied top and base rings. The top edge is decorated with square and round repousse plaques which have been enameled (some enamel "as is"); the round plaques are centered by semi precious stones: moonstone, opal and mother of pearl.
In "as found" condition except for having professional conservation done on the base ring...
Measurements:3 1/2" long x 2 5/8" wide x 5/8" deep With beveled corners forming a slight hexagon.
The design motifs on the top, sides and bottom of this wonderful box were created in a combination of machine turning and hand scribed detail - except for the nautical scene in the center of the top, which is entirely hand etched or scribed.
My best guess as to the theme of the central design is either the rescue of a sailor by mermaids or, the luring of a sailor to his death by the Siren mer...
3.25" x * 2.50" oval .75" deep
Showing a scribed two masted schooner (I think) in full sail with detailed ocean waves. The snuff appears to be homemade with a modified snipe hinge. The metal is brass with a zinc or lead lining.
Minor denting consistent with age and usage.