Brass and Pietra Dura Playing Card Box, Italian

Brass and Pietra Dura Playing Card Box, Italian

Regular price R 12,500

Brass and Pietra Dura Playing Card Box, Italian
 
The brass pietra dura playing card box, 24.8cm x 16.7cm x 7.3cm, probably early to mid-20th Century, 2.430 kg. The cover is decorated with inlaid playing cards and counters, the sides with inset roundels depicting the four suit symbols (spades, hearts, diamond and clubs), there is a decorative brass knob handle at either side, and the interior has three wood lined compartments. The overall condition is good and appropriate for its age: the box has a key hole, though lacks a key; the playing card inlays on the lid seem to have discoloured somewhat with age (possibly ivory); and the right hand side is very slightly bowed inwards (probably following a knock or bump of sorts).
Age                                         circa 1950
Weight                                    2430g
Dimensions                             16.7 x 24.8 x 7.3cm
Condition                                Very Good
Origin                                      Italy
Stock Code                             AJ237
 
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