ANTIQUE SILVER PERSIAN-STYLE RECTANGULAR BOX, PARROT & FLORA, EARLY 20. This is a smart-looking Persian. The silversmith has put in a tremendous amount of detail into creating these beautiful nature scenes. On the box's lid, parrots sit nestled among flowers and tree branches.
The maker's mark can be found on the underside of the box. This piece dates to the early 20. The parrots on the lid and the leaves upon which they sit merge together, intentionally creating an illusion. Where one parrot's tail ends, the leaves begin.
At times it seems that feathers and leaves alternate back and forth, tricking the eye! There are seven parrots in total. Are in full bloom and the petals are spread out wildly like a roaring fire. Surrounding this nature scene is a border of flower heads. Horizontally on its hinge, making an'L' shape when open.The box's excellent quality. Becomes evident when the inside of the lid is visible.
The sides of the box. Is a sure sign of. Tiny, engraved petals serve as the background upon which the larger flowers sit. The box sits on four feet, one placed in each corner.
The underside of the box is blank, apart from the maker's mark sitting in one of the corners. A fabulous Persian-style silver box, decorated with beautiful nature scenes! Please message me with any queries.Thank you for looking and dont forget to check my other listings for antique European, Indian, Middle Eastern. Quality silver, particularly antique items from Asia, India and the Middle East.
If you are looking to sell, please contact me with details. The item "ANTIQUE SILVER PERSIAN-STYLE RECTANGULAR BOX, PARROT & FLORA, EARLY 20TH C" is in sale since Monday, June 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "argento-silver" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.