Fine octagonal silver-gilt lidded box of the Regence from Augsburg

Object number : 397

Augsburg 1716 (see Seling No. 176)

Maker’s mark: “LR” in the oval for Georg III Lotter (Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede, no. 1834)

Length: 9 cm, width: 6.2 cm, weight 160 g.


Detailed Description

Fine octagonal, silver-gilt box on feet designed as claws.

In the second decade of the 18th century, a type of box appeared in Augsburg that was basically an elongated octagon.

The present box has a lively, moving floor plan, which is continued in the lid. The object is decorated with rich ornaments. original gilding.

Master: Georg III Lotter, Protestant, born 1658, master: 1688, died 1714. His widow continued the workshop for a few years.