Sardine box

Sardine box
Sardine box
Title
Sardine box
Date 
ca. 1870-1890
Medium 
Silver plate
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 9.8 x 13.7 x 10.8 cm )
Description 
Electroplated silver sardine box; rounded, rectangular box with straight sides; beaded bands applied around the top and bottom of the sides; medallions with a women's busts in relief applied to the front and back centers with palm leaves engraved on either side of each; geometric foliate engraving on the sides; box seated on four cast geometric scrolled feet; rounded rectangular cover with a bezel; beaded band applied around the edge; cast sardine finial; geometric foliate decoration around the finial; maker's marks on the base.
Object Number 
1727
Marks 
stamped: on the base: in a circle around a scale in a shield, "MERIDEN/ B * COMPANY" over "1867"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group