Luxurious accessory

Stylish vintage pillbox made of high karat gold, around 1970

Small boxes and caskets made of gold and silver, with precious decorations, are a particularly luxurious accessory. In the rococo period, they were used to store snuff, then in the course of the 19th century, this custom moved into the living world of ladies and corresponding boxes were created as decorative objects or for storing cosmetics. Finally, at the end of the 19th century, the pharmaceutical industry experienced a great revolution when the tablet was introduced as a form of medicine. As a result, particularly elaborately designed boxes became all the rage, designed to carry the tablets with you, because the blister pack had not yet been invented! The fact that this tradition was still alive in the late 20th century is illustrated by this golden pillbox from the years around 1970. The small box is forged from high-carat yellow gold and shows in itself in its form with a slight wink. For it is shaped like a small briefcase. The lids show small squares with opposing wave engravings that form a braided pattern and show an interesting play of light and shadow. The stylish, hand-forged box, which found its way to us from Minden, is very well preserved and a beautiful object for any person with taste and pleasure in luxurious accessories.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.