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Swedish Sterling Silver Etrog Box With Coral Mermaid

A meticulously handcrafted sterling silver bonbonniere/box, likely conceived and designed as an “Etrog” box by WA Bolin Sweden. This substantial gilded box boasts a rectangular shape with gracefully rounded edges, showcasing the unmistakable touch of handmade craftsmanship that sets it apart from machine-made counterparts. The box exhibits a subtle hammered texture and features a prominent coral Mermaid figural ornament crowning its lid.

Comprising two distinct pieces, the base accounts for approximately 66% of the box’s height, while the remaining portion is dedicated to the artfully adorned top. The top is embellished with silver waves that cradle the sizable coral figure, which, despite a slightly discolored base—typical for such large coral pieces—is in overall good condition. The meticulous construction is evident in the discreet seam around the mermaid figure, a testament to its crafted intricacy. The box is thoughtfully gilded, serving as a protective barrier against the acidity of the etrog lemon.


  • Overall measurements: 7″ (19cm), including the mermaid figure.
  • The silver box alone: 4 1/8″ x 3 1/2″ x 4 1/8″.
  • Hallmarks: WA Bolin Swedish Hallmarks, accompanied by a hallmark indicating the year 1958.
  • Weight: 700 grams (24.69 oz.).
SKU: 14-1644 Categories: , , Styles: Modern
Designed byWA Bolin
very good vintage condition

kr. 28,000

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      30 years of working passionately with fine silver

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