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Ye Olden Days Enamel Box with Merry Wench and Groping Toper

Ye Olden Days Enamel Box with Merry Wench and Groping Toper


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1900: Item # 1442517

Please refer to our stock # BU370 when inquiring.
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Ye Olden Days sterling silver box with enameled bawdy tavern scene. Made by William B. Durgin Co. in Concord, New Hampshire, ca 1890. Rectangular with straight sides. Applied wreaths (vacant) and flaming torches and cornucopia mounted to regal crown. Rims reeded. Cover hinged. On cover top a groping toper wraps his arm around a merry wench. Shimmering iridescence shows off man’s carelessly discarded cloak and woman's loosely laced bodice. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (JC Grogan) stamps. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 6 1/8 x D 4 1/2 in. Gross weight: 22 troy ounces. #BU370

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