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Sterling Sunflowers & more Beautiful Raised Silverwork

Title: Sterling Sunflowers & more Beautiful Raised Silver work

Material: Sterling Silver

Maker: Battin & Co., Providence, RI 1896-1922

Condition: Excellent

Notes: Exceptional silver work, repoussé and applied. Four different flowers are shown on this safe, a lot of extra effort for the silver workers. Floriography is the term people use to describe Victorian flower language (if you need something to compare it to in the modern world, you can think of their use of flowers to be similar to the way we use emoji’s.) Ex. White Jasmin, shown on this safe means friendliness.

Age: c.1900
Material: Sterling silver
Price: $155.00
ID: 37

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