Large Victorian crab-form brass box

£6,500

This quirky object, modelled in brass as a crab, is unusually large in size and would appeal to a collector looking for something out of the ordinary.

 

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Description

This fine box was produced during the late Victorian period in England- at a time when similarly bizarre objects were hugely popular. Modelled as a crab entirely in brass, it has two eyes to the front acting as handles to open the hinged shell-form cover. Its ten legs are supporting the box and are anatomically accurate: the front two being the pincers, the middle three pairs for walking and the back two are shaped as paddles for swimming.

This fantastically unusual box is both an interesting work of art and also a functional object. The shallow box opening can be used to keep small items such as cards, sweets, chocolates, or even jewellery.

Details

Country of Origin
English
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Animal / Animalier, Bizarre, Victorian
Material
Brass
Colour
Gold

Dimensions

Height
16 cm / 6.3 inches
Width
43 cm / 16.9 inches
Depth
35 cm / 13.8 inches

Reference:
16453

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