Antique German 800 silver box. Square with hinged cover. On cover circular and beaded frame with galleons bobbing on water. Sailors man the deck and climb the masts. A dense scene that evokes the challenges and danger of seafaring. On sides are music-making cherubs with swans and eagles. All ornament in relief. Box and cover interior gilt. Hallmarked. Very good condition with rich patina and fine definition.
Dimensions: H 4 7/8 x W 7 x 7 in. Weight: 35.5 troy ounces. BO503