Fine Quality antique solid hallmarked silver Toiletrie Box, probably for soap, but great for jewellery items etc. Made by the famous French maker Gustave Keller of 22 Rue Joubert, Paris and carries the maker's stamp and the hallmark large articles 950 marks, Minerva 1 mark.. They were retailers of quality luxury goods between 1867 and 1920. This fine item dates from between 1890 and 1900.
It is made from a heavy thick gauge of silver and has the silver hallmarks to the edge of the base and the lid. All with the same monogram and by the same highly collectable maker. Excellent condition for its age with a couple of very minor bruises, monogram to the lid and very tactile.
The Keller firm was founded in 1856 by Gustave Keller, whose simple yet elegant sets and accessories were immediately appreciated for their quality. He was awarded a gold and a silver medal at the 1867 and 1878 Paris World Exhibitions. After 1878, the Keller brothers succeeded him and started producing silverware, which was rewarded at the 1889 and 1900 world fairs respectively, with a gold medal and a Grand Prix.
In 1889, Lucien Falize wrote that "everything stamped Keller is good" (the firm was later known as "Keller fils et gendre successeurs"). There are two minor dents to the lid, easily rectified. This is a large and therefore rare item, much bigger than the standard hip flasks of teh day. Established in Paris at 65 rue de Turbigo, Keller moved their shop and workshop to 22 rue Joubert in 1891. In 1929, the shop was mentioned as trading from 18 Avenue Matignon and was still active possibly as late as 1947.Keller attracted brilliant and international customers and was appointed an official supplier of several courts (Spain, Russia, Greece, and Romania). From the 1900s the firm was also commissioned to produce several important cups and trophies for the Principality of Monaco. All Items - Porcelain, china, general antiques & Collectables: Please note that all our items are second hand, vintage and antique unless stated otherwise. Therefore, ALL items will have small marks, irregularities and wear commensurate with age and use. We will always describe obvious damage but not every tiny little imperfection - please see photos for condition. Watches: These are not serviced and no guarantee of perfo. Rmance is offered, although we will point out any obvious issues we are aware of. Our feedback speaks for itself 100%. We work hard to maintain this level. If you have a zero feedback. Any props to rest or display items are not included within the sale.
Our feedback is at 100% for a reason, we are fair and honest and work hard to maintain this level. The item "Fine Quality French Gustave Keller solid hallmarked 950 silver Dresser Box" is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "theartofquality" and is located in Bushey, Hertfordshire. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brunei darussalam, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Macao, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam.