German SILVER Box DEDICATED to EMiL Paur 1879
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Great silver (.800) tobacco box (with gold wash inside of box) once owned by a famous German ,conductor.
We are not sure of its purpose; perhaps it is a snuff box or is to hold cigars or tobacco and maybe calling cards.
The box is monogrammed EP on the cover. The inner lid bears a dedication, in German, Herr Capellmeister E Paur, with fond remembrance of the Quartet Society Congress, Hannover, 1879.
Mr Paur is most likely Emil Paur (July 19, 1855 June 7, 1932) conductor and violinist. Paur was born in Czernowitz, Ukraine (formerly Austria), and studied at the Vienna Conservatory. He was the first Kapellmeister (court music director) in Mannheim, then served in at Kassel, Königsberg and the Leipzig State Theatre. He came to the United States and held three important conducting posts: Boston Symphony 1893-98; New York Philharmonic 1898-1902; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 1904-1910. After returning to Germany, he went on to conduct Berlin State Opera. At the height of his career, Paur was an international celebrity whose music-making was highly regarded by critics and concert-goers alike. His scores include one symphony and one violin concerto. He died at Frýdek-Místek (Czech Republic).
The box measures 4 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 inch.
Made of .800 silver. Marked inside Lameyer .800 Hannover.
Fair to Good condition. It is pretty well dinged up as seen in our photos.
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- Type / Pattern
- .800 Silver
- Width: 4.13 inches
- Height: 1 inch
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 1 pound
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