WMF jewellery box, vintage trinket box, silver coloured dressing table box, art nouveau / arts and crafts small desktop casket
A small silver coloured jewelry or trinket box by the epic German makers WMF (Wuttemburgische Metalwahren Fabrik) The surface with scratches and a few darker stains and showing through of a rosy metal under layer overall, which may mean it's a silver plate on copper - or an alloy containing copper. There is a small lock to the front, but no key to go with it. The inside has been neutrally clad in a black velveteen.
The shape of the casket hints towards the simplicity of art deco, but it's not quite there yet. It's simpler than the Jugendstil or Art Nouveau pieces so I would date this item ca 1910-1920s
Size: 11.5 x 9.5 x 6 cm (outer dimensions) Inside ca 9.2 x 6.5 x 3.8 cm
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