Antique ‘Sorrento ware’ a olivewood puzzle box
Made in Italy, from early 20th Century
hand painted Swallows and ‘Ricordo di Napoli’ on the lid
the shape of books on the side
Since the early 19th century Sorrento is known for its unique inlayed and marquetry work.
One of the typical marks is the swallow.
a puzzle box mechanism in tact, the shape of books front panel slide moves, which makes the lid locks / opens
13.5 cm (5.5″) length x 9.5 cm (3.8″) width x 4.5 cm (1.8″) height
★★★ – in Good Condition for the age. the box mechanism in tact, some cosmetic wear such as stains on wood of the lid.