Small, quality silver-gilt box from Augsburg

Object number : 395

Augsburg 1719 (see Seling No. 181)

Maker’s mark: “PS” in the oval for Paul Solanier (Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede, no. 1669)

Length: 5.5 cm, width: 4.5 cm, weight 60 g.


Detailed Description

Small silver-gilt lidded box of outstanding quality and in excellent original condition.

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

The present small box has a lively, moving floor plan, which is continued in the lid. Regence ornaments adorn the lid.

Original gilding.

Master: Paul Solanier, born 1635 in Nuremberg, master since 1665, died 1724.