The sides of the box have been hand chased with a beautiful repeating floral motif design along with birds standing on the branches. Apart from the signature to the lid of the box, there are hallmarks to the inside of the box as mentioned above. The hallmarks show the silversmith who chased the sides and there are also hallamarks of "84" to show the purity of the box. The length of the box is 16.2cm. The width of the box is also 16.2cm.
The height of the box is 4.3cm = 1.7 inches. The box weighs an enormous 779.1 grams.Please check the photos below for the condition. There is some wear to the enamel on the lid, mostely to the bottom right area. The sides and the base are all in very good condition. Apart from the areas of wear to the enamel, there is one dent to the lid. The dent is in the middle and is very strange. It almost appears as if it was originally made like that, because the surface where the it has been enamelled on, is not damaged at all. If something were to hit it to cause the dent you would expect the enamel to be damaged but it is not damaged at all. It is more like a dip in the centre of the lid, rather than a dent.
Please see the photos shown below. FINE LARGE ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISLAMIC HAND PAINTED SIGNED SOLID SILVER BOX 779g" is in sale since Sunday, October 04, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/ Oriental Antiques\Islamic/ Middle Eastern". The seller is "ameer1990" and is located in Stanmore, Middlesex. This item can be shipped worldwide.