German Jugendstil brass mounted box. The box of rectangular form with twin loop handles and artistic finial. The box decorated with inlaid roses and foliage with a convex lid and curved design. Mounted within a rosewood wood case with original key. The box remains unsigned however this is a known model by Erhard & Sohne of which we firmly attribute the box.
Notes | Erhard & Sohne was founded in 1844 by Gottlieb Erhard and his two sons in Schwäbisch Gmünd, about 50km east of Stuttgart in Baden-Wutttemberg, Germany. During the company’s life, they made a variety of products including haberdashery also silver plated or gold plated brass and bronze, dollshouse accessories and toys and obtained a world patent for the manufacture of brass inlay in 1904. They amassed over 3000 employees across 2 factories in 1900 The company took a total transformation in 1945 and specialised in Unimog range of 4-wheel drive utility vehicles and became an important factory for tracked vehicles after WWII.
Jugendstil – (Youth Style) was an artistic movement in the decorative arts, that was influential primarily in Germany and elsewhere in Europe to a lesser extent from about 1895 until about 1910. It was the German counterpart of the Art Nouveau period.
Measurements | 11.5cm High x 19cm Wide x 11.5cm Deep (4.5 x 7.5 x 4.5 Inches)
Condition | Very Good Condition