Box/Caddy/Case

Boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes have been popular since the seventeenth century. They were usually designed for a particular use although nowadays it can be difficult to determine the original purpose.

Antique James II Silver Tobacco Box

8877. Antique James II Silver Tobacco Box

1688

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A rare early English sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and rope borders. This style was popular from the mid 17th century up until the reign of George I. The top has a large hand engraved coat of arms within a decorative cartouche. Weight 120 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Length 9.2 cms. Width 7.4 cms. Height 2 cms. London 1688. Maker “RH” – see Jacksons page 143*.
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A rare early English sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and rope borders. This style was popular from the...

Antique Norwich Silver Box

8255. Antique Norwich Silver Box

Circa 1690

ELIZABETH HASLEWOOD

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A rare early antique silver snuff box from the provincial city of Norwich. Attractive rectangular octagonal form with hinged lid hand engraved with a scroll design and initials “JL”. Excellent silver patina. Original gilt interior with a deep colour. Weight 63 grams, 2 troy ounces. Height 1,1 cms. Top 7.25 x 5.25 cms. Marked inside the base with initials for the Norwich lady silversmith Elizabeth Haslewood. Makers mark only, circa 1690.
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A rare early antique silver snuff box from the provincial city of Norwich. Attractive rectangular octagonal form with hinged li...

Antique Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy

9039. Antique Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy

1700

JOSEPH WARD

Price £1,350

A good quality early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. *Britannia standard silver. The lift off cap doubles as a tea measure. Hand engraved to one side with a crest, to the other there is a decorative monogram. Weight 118 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Base 6.2 x 4.2 cms. London 1700. Maker Joseph Ward. This box matches #9034 George III tea caddy.
Price £1,350

A good quality early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. *Britannia standard silver. The lift...

Antique Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy

8751. Antique Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy

1711

JOHN FARNELL

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A good early English silver caddy of plain hexagonal design. With sliding top and lift off cap which doubles as a tea measure. Britannia standard silver*. Excellent patina and clear marks. To the base there are some hand engraved initials and the scratch weight. Weight 211 grams, 6.7 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Base 8 x 6 cms. London 1711. Maker John Farnell.
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A good early English silver caddy of plain hexagonal design. With sliding top and lift off cap which doubles as a tea measure. ...

Antique Gilt Silver Box

8961. Antique Gilt Silver Box

Circa 1740

Price £395

A charming little antique gilt silver metal snuff box of Bombay form, the top has a figural scene. Weight 56 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Height 3 cms. Top 5.8x3 cms. Marked inside the base (unidentified) and the rim has a small assay scrape. Probably German. Circa 1740.
Price £395

A charming little antique gilt silver metal snuff box of Bombay form, the top has a figural scene. Weight 56 grams, 1.8 troy ou...

George II Tobacco Box

8418. George II Tobacco Box

1752

Price £1,250

A charming antique sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and reeded borders. This style was popular from the mid 17th century up until the reign of George I. Weight 173 grams, 5.5 troy ounces. Length 10.75 cms. Width 8.5 cms. London 1752. Maker probably Robert Cox.
Price £1,250

A charming antique sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and reeded borders. This style was popular from the...

Antique George II Silver Caddies

8727. Antique George II Silver Caddies

1759

FREDERICK VONHAM

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An excellent quality matching set of antique sterling silver tea jars with chinoiserie decoration and original deep gilt finish. After a Paul de Lamerie design. The matching pair of rectangular caddies (for green and black tea) have sliding tops, the larger square sugar box has a hinged lid. Cast silver flower finials. The deep embossed and engraved decoration is particularly attractive; each caddy has a front and back panel decorated with a Chinese man and garden setting, the side panels with flower and foliage, the corners with shell and fish scale ornament. Heavy weight. Total weight of 3 boxes 936 grams, 30 troy ounces. Large caddy height 14.5 cms, base 10 x 6.2 cms. Pair of caddies height 14.5 cms, base 10 x 8 cms. London 1759. Maker Frederick Vonham.
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An excellent quality matching set of antique sterling silver tea jars with chinoiserie decoration and original deep gilt finish...

Pair of Antique George III Silver Tea Caddies

7890. Pair of Antique George III Silver Tea Caddies

1770

SAMUEL WOOD (c.1704-1794)

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An elegant pair of antique sterling silver tea boxes of plain serpentine form having gadroon borders and cast leaf scroll feet and ornaments. With domed pull off lids. Weight 661 grams, 21.2 troy ounces. Height 16 cms. Base 9.75 x 8.25 cms. London 1770. Maker Samuel Wood (known for his sugar casters).
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An elegant pair of antique sterling silver tea boxes of plain serpentine form having gadroon borders and cast leaf scroll feet ...

George III Silver Caddy Box by Hester Bateman

8854. George III Silver Caddy Box by Hester Bateman

1784

HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON (1761-1790)

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A very elegant antique sterling silver tea caddy of oval form with a hinged lid. With the charming features this highly sought after Georgian lady silversmith is famous for. Beautifully hand engraved with a lovely decoration of flower swags, bands of bright engraving top and bottom, and a shield cartouche front and back. The lid has a flush inset hinge and a carved pineapple finial. Weight 370 grams, 11.8 troy ounces. Base 13 x 9 cms. Height 13 cms to top of finial. London 1784. Maker Hester Bateman.
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A very elegant antique sterling silver tea caddy of oval form with a hinged lid. With the charming features this highly sought ...

George III Silver Tea Caddy Box

7791. George III Silver Tea Caddy Box

1787

GEORGE SMITH

Price £1,950

An elegant antique sterling silver caddy box of plain octagonal form having a hinged lid with classical urn finial. This delightful tea box has an engraved crest to the front within a shield shaped cartouche and topped by a bright cut ribbon swag. Particularly charming is the restrained bright cut border around the top of the lid and the band of leaf and flower engraving across the inset hinge. Weight 409 grams, 13.1 troy ounces. Height 14 cms. Base 12 x 9.5 cms. London 1787. Maker George Smith.
Price £1,950

An elegant antique sterling silver caddy box of plain octagonal form having a hinged lid with classical urn finial. This deligh...

George III Silver Tea Caddy

9034. George III Silver Tea Caddy

1789

WILLIAM ABDY

Price £795

A good quality George III sterling silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. The lift off cap doubles as a tea measure. Hand engraved to one side with a crest, to the other there is a decorative monogram. Weight 152 grams, 4.9 troy ounces. Height 10 cms. Base 6.1 x 4.5 cms. London 1789. Maker John Farnell. This box matches #9039 Queen Anne tea caddy.
Price £795

A good quality George III sterling silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. The lift off cap doubles as a ...

Antique Continental Silver Tobacco Box

3289. Antique Continental Silver Tobacco Box

Circa 1790

Price £850

A good 18th century silver tobacco box with long hinged lid and original gilt interior. The bright cut decoration is particularly fine. Weight 229 grams, 7.3 troy ounces.Length 14.5 cms. Depth 6.25 cms. Height 3 cms. Continental silver hallmarks (2 silver marks stamped on the inner rim of the box). Circa 1790.
Price £850

A good 18th century silver tobacco box with long hinged lid and original gilt interior. The bright cut decoration is particular...

Antique Gold Box

8958. Antique Gold Box

1790 to 1805

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An outstanding Swiss five-colour gold snuff box of oval form, the cover applied with an octagonal gold panel. The decorative classical scene shows Cupid in a garden filling water at a fountain. Weight 64 grams, just over 2 troy ounces. Top 8x5 cms. Height 2 cms. Makers mark stamped inside cover and side, VR under crown, this maker worked in Paris and Geneva, 1790-1805. Belgian import marks stamped to the side. High grade gold, probably 18 carat.
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An outstanding Swiss five-colour gold snuff box of oval form, the cover applied with an octagonal gold panel. The decorative cl...

Georgian Silver Vinaigrette

7947. Georgian Silver Vinaigrette

1800

THOMAS WILLMORE, BIRMINGHAM

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An antique sterling silver vinaigrette of plain oval form with a hinged lid and gilt interior. The pierced grill has an unusual applied double sunburst decoration. With a hand engraved monogram in old fashioned script. Marked inside the lid for Birmingham 1800. Maker Thomas Willmore.
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An antique sterling silver vinaigrette of plain oval form with a hinged lid and gilt interior. The pierced grill has an unusual...

George III Silver Tea Caddy

8216. George III Silver Tea Caddy

1807

PETER & WILLIAM BATEMAN, LONDON

Price £2,950

A fine antique sterling silver tea caddy box of plain circular form having a central divider and lock (no key). An attractive feature is the decorative finial in the form of a Chinese gentleman holding a fish. The decoration is particularly fine, with gadroon edge borders and concentric bands of hand engraved leaf motifs, greek key design and basket weave. Weight 698 grams, 22.4 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Diameter 16 cms. London 1807. Maker Peter & William Bateman.
Price £2,950

A fine antique sterling silver tea caddy box of plain circular form having a central divider and lock (no key). An attractive f...

George III Silver Caddy Box

7932. George III Silver Caddy Box

1808

WILLIAM EMES

Price £1,350 (Reserved)

An unusual antique sterling silver tea caddy box of plain oval form with a hinged carrying handle. With a broad egg and dart border to the top edge. Typical Georgian style. The double opening lid has an inset hinge and there is a lock to either side. Weight 581 grams, 18.6 troy ounces. Height 10 cms, 17.5 cms to top of handle. Top measures 15.5 x 12 cms. London 1808. Maker Rebecca & William Emes.
Price £1,350 (Reserved)

An unusual antique sterling silver tea caddy box of plain oval form with a hinged carrying handle. With a broad egg and dart bo...

Antique Continental Snuff Box

8039. Antique Continental Snuff Box

1809

Price £750

An excellent quality antique silver box with a pull off lid. The interior has a central divider and bright original gilding. Good gauge of silver and patina. Weight 81 grams, 2.6 troy ounces. Height 2 cms. Top measures 6.25 x 5 cms. Marked underneath with makers initials and continental silver mark for Pressburg, Bratislava in current day Slovakia. Circa 1790.
Price £750

An excellent quality antique silver box with a pull off lid. The interior has a central divider and bright original gilding. Go...

Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull

7102. Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull

Circa 1820

Price £550

A charming antique silver mounted horn snuff box having a hinged lid with inset silver disc and a shield to the front. The quality of the horn is particularly good. Length 8 cms. Diameter 4 cms. Unmarked silver. Most probably Scottish. Circa 1820.
Price £550

A charming antique silver mounted horn snuff box having a hinged lid with inset silver disc and a shield to the front. The qual...

Georgian Silver Vinaigrette with Amethyst Glass

8029. Georgian Silver Vinaigrette with Amethyst Glass

Circa 1820

Price £275

A charming little antique silver vinaigrette with a sterling silver top and an amethyst glass body with multi faceted panels. The hinged lid opens to reveal a gilded interior with a pull out grill. The top is hand engraved with intertwined initials in old fashioned script. Height 2 cms. Top 3.3 x 2.7 cms. Inside the lid there is the remains of a mark which is possibly the remains of King George’s head. English, circa 1820.
Price £275

A charming little antique silver vinaigrette with a sterling silver top and an amethyst glass body with multi faceted panels. T...

Antique Silver Reliquary Casket

8635. Antique Silver Reliquary Casket

Circa 1830

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An antique silver casket with hinged lid and decorative finial. The exterior is decorated with panels depicting the 12 apostles. The interior retains the original bright gilding. Weight 372 grams, 11.9 troy ounces. Height 10 cms. Base measures 13 x 8 cms. Stamped underneath with German silver marks for Augsburg circa 1830.
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An antique silver casket with hinged lid and decorative finial. The exterior is decorated with panels depicting the 12 apostles...

Antique Silver and Horn Snuff Mull

8410. Antique Silver and Horn Snuff Mull

Circa 1830

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A very collectible antique silver snuff mull with a silver hinged lid and chain. The horn body is in excellent condition. On the front is an inscription dated 1838.Length 17.5 cms. Diameter of top 3 cms at widest point. Marked inside lid with a continental silver stamp – CLNU SILBER. Probably Swedish and circa 1830.
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A very collectible antique silver snuff mull with a silver hinged lid and chain. The horn body is in excellent condition. On th...

Antique Continental Silver Box

8823 . Antique Continental Silver Box

Circa 1840

Price £195

A very charming antique silver box with hinged lid mounted with a silver coin surrounded by a circle of paste stones (some missing). Small size. With rope borders and a hand engraved design to the sides. Weight 30 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 2 cms. Diameter 4 cms. With continental silver marks underneath. Circa 1840.
Price £195

A very charming antique silver box with hinged lid mounted with a silver coin surrounded by a circle of paste stones (some miss...

Antique Silver Gilt Casket with Enamel and Pearls

7840. Antique Silver Gilt Casket with Enamel and Pearls

Circa 1840

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A fabulous antique silver box mounted with panels of filigree silver decorated with enamel flowers and leaves and studded with pearls and semi precious stones. Exquisite workmanship. Gilt finish. Weight 398 grams, 12.7 troy ounces. Height 6.5 cms. Top measures 11.25 x 7.25 cms. Base measures 15 x 1 cms. Unmarked silver. Continental. Probably German circa 1840.
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A fabulous antique silver box mounted with panels of filigree silver decorated with enamel flowers and leaves and studded with ...

Antique Silver Pedlar Snuff Box

8847. Antique Silver Pedlar Snuff Box

1843

EDWARD SMITH, BIRMINGHAM

Price £3,500

A fine quality antique sterling silver snuff box with a bright gilt finish. The top has a high relief decoration of a pedlar in old fashioned costume selling his wares in a crowded market. The sides and base have a crisp engine turned finish. Original bright gilt interior. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Top measures 9.5x5.5 cms. Height 2.2 cms (top of box), 3 cms (top of pedlar). Birmingham 1843. Maker Edward Smith. Retailer Elkington & Co.
Price £3,500

A fine quality antique sterling silver snuff box with a bright gilt finish. The top has a high relief decoration of a pedlar in...

Antique Dutch Silver Tea Caddy

5408. Antique Dutch Silver Tea Caddy

Circa 1844

Price £350

A pretty little Dutch silver caddy box with push button catch and pomegranate finial. Very elegant design. Weight 205 grams, 6.5 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Length 12 cms. Width 8.5 cms. Dutch silver marks. Maker's mark JHC with basket above(J is missing) for Johann Henrich Carststens, Amsterdam.(1844-1848).
Price £350

A pretty little Dutch silver caddy box with push button catch and pomegranate finial. Very elegant design. Weight 205 grams, 6....

Victorian Antique Silver Scent Bottle Vinaigrette by Sampson Mordan

8299. Victorian Antique Silver Scent Bottle Vinaigrette by Sampson Mordan

1845

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO

Price £550

A beautiful Victorian silver gilt scent bottle with combination vinaigrette having a curved rectangular shape and plain glass body. Silver mounted at both ends and with the original gilt finish. The hinged top has a push button operation and the cap has an inset glass stopper stamped Samson Morden, London. The base has an integral box with hinged cover opening to reveal a vinaigrette with a silver gilt pierced foliate grille. Length 9 cms. Width 3.5 cms. London 1845. Maker Sampson Mordan.
Price £550

A beautiful Victorian silver gilt scent bottle with combination vinaigrette having a curved rectangular shape and plain glass b...

Antique Silver and Opaline Glass Casket

7803. Antique Silver and Opaline Glass Casket

1846

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A very attractive antique silver and glass box with a hinged and domed lid. The Bohemian glass is hand decorated with clusters of multi coloured flowers. The box has a silver mount with decorative cartouche and top finial. Height 9.5 cms, 12 cms with finial. Base 12 x 7.5 cms. Stamped with continental silver marks and “46” which is most likely the date 1846.
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A very attractive antique silver and glass box with a hinged and domed lid. The Bohemian glass is hand decorated with clusters ...

Antique Silver Snuff Box

9012. Antique Silver Snuff Box

Circa 1849

NATHANIEL MILLS, BIRMINGHAM

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An excellent quality antique sterling silver snuff box of rectangular form with cushion sides. The top has a cast silver border with crisp vine leaf decoration and centre engraved with a street scene (possibly University College, Oxford). The base is engine turned. The interior has the original bright gilding. Top measures 9x6 cms. Height 2.2 cms. Weight 159 grams, 5.1 troy ounces. Birmingham 1849. Maker Nathaniel Mills.
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An excellent quality antique sterling silver snuff box of rectangular form with cushion sides. The top has a cast silver border...

Antique Dutch Silver Counter Box

8107. Antique Dutch Silver Counter Box

1849

Price £195

A very pretty antique silver box with a pull off lid and decorative bands of flowers and stars. Weight less than 1 troy ounce. Height 4 cms. Diameter 3 cms. With Dutch silver marks for Schoonhoven and date letter “P” for 1849.
Price £195

A very pretty antique silver box with a pull off lid and decorative bands of flowers and stars. Weight less than 1 troy ounce. ...

Antique German Silver Spice Tower

8708. Antique German Silver Spice Tower

Circa 1850

Price £575

A rare antique Berlin silver spice box with attractive scroll filigree centre decoration and a hinged door. 3 sections of the column have a roll engraved decoration, the centre section with 2 crowned lions either side of the stone tablets. Weight 119 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Height 27.5 cms. Diameter of base 6.25 cms. Marked on the edge of the base with German silver marks for Berlin. Mid 19th century. Judaica.
Price £575

A rare antique Berlin silver spice box with attractive scroll filigree centre decoration and a hinged door. 3 sections of the c...

Antique Russian Silver and Niello Snuff Box

8247. Antique Russian Silver and Niello Snuff Box

Circa 1850

Price £550

A delightful antique silver box with attractive and very detailed engraved decoration. The top is decorated in the traditional silver and black niello with a courting couple in a strange rocky landscape and, in the background there is a tall building on a stippled ground (with minor traces of gilt). The base is equally beautiful with a young man holding a bouquet of flowers. The sides are engraved with lots of small houses. The interior has the original gilding. Weight 60 grams, 1.9 troy ounces. Top measures 6.3 x 4.5 cms. Height 1.5 cms. Top and bottom marked with Russian silver marks - makers mark, 84 grade, date mark badly struck circa 1850.
Price £550

A delightful antique silver box with attractive and very detailed engraved decoration. The top is decorated in the traditional ...

Antique French Silver Gilt Snuff Box

8253. Antique French Silver Gilt Snuff Box

Circa 1860

Price £485

An excellent quality silver snuff box with engine turned finish and gilt finish. Very smart chunky design. Weight 52 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Height 1.8 cms. Length 7.2 cms. Width 3 cms. Marked top and bottom at the side with French silver marks. Circa 1860.
Price £485

An excellent quality silver snuff box with engine turned finish and gilt finish. Very smart chunky design. Weight 52 grams, 1.6...

Antique Gold Portrait Box - Napoleon

8981. Antique Gold Portrait Box - Napoleon

Circa 1860

Price £950

An antique wooden box with an inset portrait of Napoleon, hand painted and signed “Delaroche”, within an ivory surround. The burr wood is particularly attractive. The gold interior has French gold stamps. Circa 1860. 15 carat gold or higher.
Price £950

An antique wooden box with an inset portrait of Napoleon, hand painted and signed “Delaroche”, within an ivory surround. Th...

Antique Silver and Tortoiseshell Vinaigrette

7923. Antique Silver and Tortoiseshell Vinaigrette

1861

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO

Price £550

An excellent quality Victorian sterling silver and gilt vinaigrette with hinged lid and decorative inner pierced grill. Lovely crisp condition. The inset tortoiseshell top has intricate silver pique work with ribbons, swags and musical instruments. Weight 23 grams, under 1 troy ounce. Height 1.5 cms. Top measures 2.5 x 2 cms. London 1861. Maker Sampson Mordan, one of the most important makers of the period.
Price £550

An excellent quality Victorian sterling silver and gilt vinaigrette with hinged lid and decorative inner pierced grill. Lovely ...

Antique Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

8822. Antique Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

1865

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An unusual double sided antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a chequered black and white purse decoration with a swivel catch. The reverse has a niello decorated scene of a large square with monumental buildings. Weight 93 grams, 3 troy ounces. Top measures 9.5 x 5.2 cms. Height 1.6 cms. Marked inside top, centre and bottom with Russian silver marks. Dated 1865.
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An unusual double sided antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a chequere...

Victorian Folding Biscuit Box

8830. Victorian Folding Biscuit Box

Circa 1875

CP PARKIN

Price £550

A decorative version of the antique silver plated folding biscuit box. It opens to reveal a stunning interior. Attractive shell shape with a decorative cast border frame. The pierced grills keep the biscuits in place and can be lifted to access the contents. Silver plated. Height 24.5 cms. Width 21.5 cms. Underneath there is the unicorn mark for the Cheltenham and Company Ltd, Sheffield, UK. Silver plate on copper. Circa 1875.
Price £550

A decorative version of the antique silver plated folding biscuit box. It opens to reveal a stunning interior. Attractive shell...

Antique Russian Silver Case

7178. Antique Russian Silver Case

1875

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Fantastic quality. An antique silver cigarette case with intricate basket weave decoration. The engraved niello band has some Russian letters in cyrilic writing on one side and to the other side there is a central cartouche in the form of a seal with engraved initials and a crest. Operated with a push button, the mechanism works well and the interior is gilded. Weight 128 grams, 4.1 troy ounces. Height 2.5 cms. Box measures 10 x 5.5 cms. Marked inside in the top and bottom with Russian silver marks and the date 1875.
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Fantastic quality. An antique silver cigarette case with intricate basket weave decoration. The engraved niello band has some R...

Victorian Folding Biscuit Box

8797. Victorian Folding Biscuit Box

1877

FENTON BROTHERS OF SHEFFIELD

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This decorative antique silver plated biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior. Attractive shell shape with a rustic bark design frame. The pierced grills keep the biscuits in place and can be lifted to access the contents. Silver plated with gold plated lining. Height 23.5 cms. Width 19.5 cms. Underneath there is a Victorian lozenge registration mark for 1877. Maker Fenton Brothers of Sheffield.
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This decorative antique silver plated biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior. Attractive shell shape with a rustic bar...

Victorian Folding Biscuit Box

8857. Victorian Folding Biscuit Box

1877

FENTON BROTHERS OF SHEFFIELD

Price £595

This decorative antique silver plated biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior. Attractive shell shape with a rustic bark design frame. The pierced grills keep the biscuits in place and can be lifted to access the contents. Silver plated with gold plated lining. Height 24 cms. Width 20 cms. Underneath there is a Victorian lozenge registration mark for 1877. Maker Fenton Brothers of Sheffield.
Price £595

This decorative antique silver plated biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior. Attractive shell shape with a rustic bar...

Antique Silver and Overlay Glass Casket

7847. Antique Silver and Overlay Glass Casket

1880

CHARLES BOYNTON

Price £650

An excellent quality antique sterling silver mounted box with faceted ruby glass panels and star cut base. In the style of Baccarat. The top is engraved with a stag in a forest scene. To the front there is an aperture, presumably for a spoon, indicating that it is probably for sugar. Height 11 cms. Width 13 cms. Depth 10 cms. The silver mount is stamped with English silver hallmarks for London 1880. Maker Charles Boyton.
Price £650

An excellent quality antique sterling silver mounted box with faceted ruby glass panels and star cut base. In the style of Bacc...

Victorian Folding Biscuit Box

8405. Victorian Folding Biscuit Box

1880

FENTON BROTHERS OF SHEFFIELD

Price £550

This decorative antique silver plated biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior. It has an unusual square shell shape. The prettily pierced grills keep the biscuits in place and can be lifted to access the contents. Silver plated with gold plated lining. Height 24 cms. Width 20 cms. Circa 1880. By Fenton Brothers.
Price £550

This decorative antique silver plated biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior. It has an unusual square shell shape. Th...

Victorian Silver Plated Folding Biscuit Box

8853. Victorian Silver Plated Folding Biscuit Box

Circa 1880

WALKER & HALL

Price £495

This decorative Victorian shell biscuit box opens to reveal a pretty interior. Silver plated with gold plated lining. Classic shell shape with rustic bark frame and handle. Traditionally these boxes were kept by the fire to warm the biscuits. Height 24 cms. Width 20 cms. Circa 1880. Maker Walker and Hall.
Price £495

This decorative Victorian shell biscuit box opens to reveal a pretty interior. Silver plated with gold plated lining. Classic s...

Antique Dutch Silver Tea Caddy

7536. Antique Dutch Silver Tea Caddy

Circa 1880

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An attractive Dutch silver caddy box of rectangular form with bead borders and a pull off lid which can also be used as a tea measure. The box has a pretty embossed decoration with a female figure to the front and reverse, the cap with a figural scene and a dove to the top. Weight 163 grams, 5.2 trot ounces. Height 11 cms. Base 7.5 x 4.5 cms. Marked underneath with pseudo silver marks for the Dutch town Schoonhoven. Maker’s mark PG above 21 for; Pieter van Geelen 1870-1887.
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An attractive Dutch silver caddy box of rectangular form with bead borders and a pull off lid which can also be used as a tea m...

Antique French Silver Box with Ivory Carving

6884. Antique French Silver Box with Ivory Carving

Circa 1880

Price £550

A lovely little antique silver box with sharp engine turned decoration and original gilt interior. On top there is a very pretty carved ivory panel with the figure of a young girl carrying a basket of flowers in a garden. In the background there’s a lion statue and a tall plinth. Weight 120 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Diameter 8 cms. Height 3 cms. Unmarked silver. Probably French, circa 1880.
Price £550

A lovely little antique silver box with sharp engine turned decoration and original gilt interior. On top there is a very prett...

Antique Silver Plated Drum Biscuit Box

8279. Antique Silver Plated Drum Biscuit Box

1880

Price £950

A highly unusual and very decorative novelty silver plated biscuit box in the shape of a regimental side drum, the hinged lid having a pair of drum sticks as a handle. Height 14.25 cms, 17 cms to top of drum sticks. Engraved to the body with the Royal coat of arms and with an engraved monogram to the lid. Diameter 15 cms. Circa 1880. Unmarked. Silver plated.
Price £950

A highly unusual and very decorative novelty silver plated biscuit box in the shape of a regimental side drum, the hinged lid h...

Victorian Silver Plated Triple Folding Biscuit Box

7719. Victorian Silver Plated Triple Folding Biscuit Box

Circa 1880

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A rare item. A Victorian mechanical folding biscuit box with 3 segments. The gilded interior of each section has pretty pierced covers on spring retainers which can be opened. Silver plated all over. Deep engraved scroll decoration and a harebell flower border. Height 24 cms. Width 21 cms. Circa 1880. Marked underneath with silver plate stamps for maker G & L.
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A rare item. A Victorian mechanical folding biscuit box with 3 segments. The gilded interior of each section has pretty pierced...

Antique Silver Card Case

7481. Antique Silver Card Case

1886

Price £875

An antique sterling silver card case with hinged top and all over embossed scroll decoration. To the front there is a deep relief representation of the Scott Memorial in Edinburgh, Scotland. On the back there is a vacant central cartouche. Weight 70 grams. Height 10 cms. Width 7 cms. Birmingham 1886. Makers mark indistinct.
Price £875

An antique sterling silver card case with hinged top and all over embossed scroll decoration. To the front there is a deep reli...

Victorian Double Lidded Biscuit Server

3699. Victorian Double Lidded Biscuit Server

1890

MARTIN HALL

Price £220

An unusual antique silver plated biscuit box with 2 manually operated hinged lids and a fixed carrying handle. Height 22 cms. Length 20 cms. Width 16.5 cms. Electroplated. Made by Martin Hall. Circa 1890.
Price £220

An unusual antique silver plated biscuit box with 2 manually operated hinged lids and a fixed carrying handle. Height 22 cms. L...

Victorian Silver Plate and Ivory Barrel

8414. Victorian Silver Plate and Ivory Barrel

Circa 1890

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A rare item. A large antique silver plate mounted barrel with sleek clean lines and plain style. This is an enormous piece of ivory with silver plated detachable lid, swing handle and base. Height 14/23.5 cms. Diameter 14.5 cms. Probably English colonial. Unmarked silver plate. Circa 1890.
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A rare item. A large antique silver plate mounted barrel with sleek clean lines and plain style. This is an enormous piece of i...

Victorian Silver Plated Folding Biscuit Box

8382. Victorian Silver Plated Folding Biscuit Box

Circa 1890

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This decorative Victorian shell biscuit box opens to reveal a pretty interior. Silver plated with gold plated lining. The frame is decorated with scrolls, leaves and flowers; each side and at the top there are a pair of griffins. Traditionally these boxes were kept by the fire to warm the biscuits. Height 26 cms. Width 19 cms. Circa 1890. Silver plate mark underneath.
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This decorative Victorian shell biscuit box opens to reveal a pretty interior. Silver plated with gold plated lining. The frame...

Antique German Silver Box

8882. Antique German Silver Box

1895

B NERESHEIMER & SOHNES (1893), LATER LUDWIG NERESHEIMER & CO

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A sterling silver box decorated with deep embossed birds, large flowers and seed heads. In the early English Charles II style. Weight 287 grams, 9.2 troy ounces. Length 17 cms. Width 11.5 cms. Height 4.5cms. Marked on the edge of the lid and underneath with the typical pseudo marks for Neresheimer, Germany. Also marked with Sheffield import marks for 1895. High grade silver (930).
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A sterling silver box decorated with deep embossed birds, large flowers and seed heads. In the early English Charles II style. ...

Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

6006. Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

1895

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An antique Russian silver case with an excellent niello decoration of a sledge scene to the front with 3 horses. Gilt interior. Weight 97 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Length 9.5 cms, width 5.5 cms. Marked inside with Russian silver stamps for 1895.
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An antique Russian silver case with an excellent niello decoration of a sledge scene to the front with 3 horses. Gilt interior....

Antique Novelty Silver Vesta Case – Wild Boar

8669. Antique Novelty Silver Vesta Case – Wild Boar

1896

LAWRENCE EMANUEL

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A rare sterling silver vesta case in form of a wild boar and having a snap top hinged lid and original gilded interior. Weight 14 grams, half a troy ounce. Measures 5.3 x 2.5 cms. Birmingham 1896. Maker Lawrence Emanuel.
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A rare sterling silver vesta case in form of a wild boar and having a snap top hinged lid and original gilded interior. Weight ...

Antique Chinese Silver Case

8901. Antique Chinese Silver Case

Circa 1900

WANG HING

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Chinese Export silver. An excellent quality antique sterling silver cigarette case. The top is mounted with a full length dragon having a serpentine shaped body and breathing out fire. Beautiful workmanship. Hand beaten silver. Push button operation. Gilt interior. Engraved initials “CFU” to the top. Weight 226 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Top measures 14x9 cms. With Chinese silver marks for Wang Hing, Circa 1900.
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Chinese Export silver. An excellent quality antique sterling silver cigarette case. The top is mounted with a full length drago...

Antique Chinese Silver Cigar Case

8993. Antique Chinese Silver Cigar Case

Circa 1900

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An unusual antique silver case for three cigars beautifully decorated with an embossed dragon in deep relief. Weight 114 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Length 13 cms. Width 6.5 cms. Marked on the inside clip with Chinese silver stamps. Circa 1900.
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An unusual antique silver case for three cigars beautifully decorated with an embossed dragon in deep relief. Weight 114 grams,...

Antique German Silver Double Box

8259. Antique German Silver Double Box

Circa 1900

Price £750

An unusual silver box with domed hinged lids to top and bottom and a double compartment. To each side there are embossed interior scenes of people in old fashioned clothing; drinking, playing musical instruments and relaxing with animals. Original gilt interior. Weight 142 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cms. Top measures 7 x 4.5 cms. Marked inside the base with the pseudo marks of Wolf & Knell founded in 1887, merged in 1914 with Gebruder Glaser to form Vereinigte Silberwarenfabriken. Hanau, circa 1900.
Price £750

An unusual silver box with domed hinged lids to top and bottom and a double compartment. To each side there are embossed interi...

Antique Silver Filigree Box

6919. Antique Silver Filigree Box

Circa 1900

Price £285

An attractive little miniature silver chest with a domed hinged lid and scroll feet. The filigree silver is worked in decorative loop patterns with a central flower design. The front catch and side handles are gilded. Weight 38 grams, 1.2 troy ounces. Height 5 cms. Base 4 x 5 cms. Unmarked silver. Probably continental. Circa 1900.
Price £285

An attractive little miniature silver chest with a domed hinged lid and scroll feet. The filigree silver is worked in decorativ...

Antique Silver Spice Box

6917. Antique Silver Spice Box

Circa 1900

Price £395

Of Jewish interest. An antique continental silver spice box in filigree silver. Small size with a ribbed pedestal base and flag to the top. There is a small hinged door to one side. Weight 69 grams, 2.2 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Diameter of base 5.3 cms. Unmarked silver. Probably continental silver, circa 1900.
Price £395

Of Jewish interest. An antique continental silver spice box in filigree silver. Small size with a ribbed pedestal base and flag...

Antique Russian Silver Box

8280. Antique Russian Silver Box

Circa 1904

Price £950

An elegant antique silver casket with hinged carrying handle and flap fastener with silver padlock (no key). Suitable for use as a jewellery box. Lovely plain style and heavy gauge silver. Engraved to the lid is an inscription “Ein Andenkung”, a monogram and a date (probably 10th August 1904). The interior has the original light gilding. Weight 425 grams, 13.6 troy ounces. Top measures 13.5 x 8.25 cms. Spread across feet 15.5 cms. Marked underneath with Russian silver marks. Circa 1904.
Price £950

An elegant antique silver casket with hinged carrying handle and flap fastener with silver padlock (no key). Suitable for use a...

George V Silver Table Snuff Box

3169. George V Silver Table Snuff Box

1910

COLLINGWOOD & SONS LTD OF BIRMINGHAM

Price £685

A super quality and large sterling silver octagonal snuff box of good proportions and having simple elegant styling. The top has a bright cut decorated border and long flush hinge. Length 12.5 cms. Width 8.25 cms. Weight 275 grams, 8.8 troy ounces. London 1910. Retailed by Collingwood and Co.
Price £685

A super quality and large sterling silver octagonal snuff box of good proportions and having simple elegant styling. The top ha...

Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case

7256. Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case

Circa 1910

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A fine and impressive antique solid silver cigarette case with a delightful figural scene to the front, in hand coloured enamels, of a seated harlequin and a pretty young woman. The reverse side has a stripy engine turned decoration. The case opens with a push operated catch and the inside has its original gilding and 2 retaining bands. Weight 105 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Measures 8 x 6.5 cms. Marked on the inside edge with Austrian silver stamps “sterling silver” and 935. Circa 1910.
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A fine and impressive antique solid silver cigarette case with a delightful figural scene to the front, in hand coloured enamel...

Antique Russian Silver Box by Faberge

8927. Antique Russian Silver Box by Faberge

Circa 1913

KARL FABERGÉ (c.1846-1920)

Price £4,500

A Russian niello silver cigarette box by Fabergé inscribed "to Keld Fenwick, Royal Horse Guards from Mother August 13 1913". The box is hand decorated all over with foliate scroll decoration. Engraved to the front is a magnificent troika scene and to the back is the Fenwick crest. To one side is a matchstriker opening to a vesta case and through the back section there is space for a pencil. Original gilt interior. Weight 194 cms, 6.2 troy ounces. 9 x 7 cms. Height 1.5 cm. Stamped inside with Russian silver marks. Maker Karl Faberge.
Price £4,500

A Russian niello silver cigarette box by Fabergé inscribed "to Keld Fenwick, Royal Horse Guards from Mother August 13 1913". T...

Antique Silver Cigar Box

8495. Antique Silver Cigar Box

1917

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A good size vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and original wooden lining. The domed solid top retains its original gilt interior. Excellent quality. Engraved to the top is the insignia of The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the crest and motto of Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Length 19.2 cms. Height 6 cms. Width 11.5cms. London 1917. Maker Hewson & Williams.
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A good size vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and original wooden lining. The domed solid top retains its ...

Antique Continental Silver and Enamel Box

7951. Antique Continental Silver and Enamel Box

Circa 1920

Price £675

An excellent quality antique silver snuff box with engine turned decoration and gilt finish. The top has an interesting abstract design in bright yellow enamel. Original gilt interior. Weight 99 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Top 8 x 5 cms. Marked around the rim of the base with German silver marks 935, crown and moon and the makers mark within a circle. Circa 1920.
Price £675

An excellent quality antique silver snuff box with engine turned decoration and gilt finish. The top has an interesting abstrac...

Antique Estonian Silver Cigarette Case

7499. Antique Estonian Silver Cigarette Case

Circa 1920

Price £595

A handsome antique silver cigarette case with a large embossed plaque of a horse to the front. Original gilt interior and stone mounted catch. Good heavy quality and useful large size. Weight 163 grams, 5.2 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Width (closed) 8 cms. Marked inside on both flaps with Estonian silver stamps. Circa 1920.
Price £595

A handsome antique silver cigarette case with a large embossed plaque of a horse to the front. Original gilt interior and stone...

Antique Silver Cigar Box

8905. Antique Silver Cigar Box

1921

GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS COMPANY

Price £750

A good quality vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and original wooden lining. The domed solid top retains its original gilt interior. With an engraved crest and motto to the top. Length 20 cms. Height 7 cms. Width 14 cms. London 1921. Maker Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Ltd.
Price £750

A good quality vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and original wooden lining. The domed solid top retains i...

Antique Silver Cigar Box

9024. Antique Silver Cigar Box

1924

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A large vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling, domed solid top, and original wooden lining. Large size. Height 8.5 cms. Base measures 22.5 cms x 16 cms. Birmingham 1924. Makers mark rubbed.
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A large vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling, domed solid top, and original wooden lining. Large size. Height...

Antique Silver Bridge Box

8184. Antique Silver Bridge Box

1928

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A smart little antique sterling silver flip top card case containing two decks of playing cards. Good plain style. Original gilt interior. Weight 113 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cms. Top measures 4.7 x 4 cms. Birmingham 1928. Maker Sanders & McKenzie.
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A smart little antique sterling silver flip top card case containing two decks of playing cards. Good plain style. Original gil...

Queen Anne Style Silver Caddy

8984. Queen Anne Style Silver Caddy

1930

RICHARD COMYNS

Price £595

A good antique silver tea caddy box in the Queen Anne style. Britannia standard silver*. It has a sliding top and the cap comes off to be used as a tea measure. Excellent plain features. To the front is an engraved crest. Weight 202 grams, 6.4 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Base 8.9 x 6.2 cms. London 1930. Maker Richard Comyns.
Price £595

A good antique silver tea caddy box in the Queen Anne style. Britannia standard silver*. It has a sliding top and the cap comes...

Art Deco Silver and Enamel Box

7766 . Art Deco Silver and Enamel Box

1933

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO

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A smart art deco sterling silver cigar box with strong geometric lines and blue enamel corners. The side and top edges have engine turned decoration while the centre has a plain cartouche (uninscribed). The inside has a wooden lining. Weight including wood 918 grams, 29.5 troy ounces. Height 4.5 cms. Length 17.25. Width 12.75 cms. London 1933. Maker Sampson Mordan & Co.
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A smart art deco sterling silver cigar box with strong geometric lines and blue enamel corners. The side and top edges have eng...

Art Deco Silver Box by Asprey

8359. Art Deco Silver Box by Asprey

1934

ASPREY

Price £250

An exceptional quality sterling silver box with a lift off top. The shape has the clean features and straight lines typical of the Art Deco period; the interior retains the original gilding. The top is engraved with a stylised monogram “RP” for R. Purbrick the original owner. Excellent quality and workmanship. The box would have originally been part of an extensive set of art deco silver and cut glass gentleman’s accessories in a leather travelling case for which the maker Asprey is particularly known for. Weight 129 grams, 4.1 troy ounces. Height 9.25 cms. Top measures 3.5 cms square. Fully stamped inside the top and on the side of the base with English silver hallmarks for London 1934. Maker Asprey, London.
Price £250

An exceptional quality sterling silver box with a lift off top. The shape has the clean features and straight lines typical of ...

Art Deco Silver Jewellery Box by Asprey

8329. Art Deco Silver Jewellery Box by Asprey

1934

ASPREY

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An exceptional quality 1930s sterling silver box of plain rectangular form with the clean features and straight lines typical of the Art Deco period. Made of excellent gauge silver and has a heavy, chunky feel. The top is engraved with a stylised monogram “RP” for R. Purbrick the original owner. The lid inside has the original gilding, the box is lined with brown velvet and still retains the brown velvet removable cover. Every feature is of the highest quality. The box would have originally been part of an extensive set of art deco silver and cut glass accessories in a leather travelling case for which the maker Asprey is particularly known for. Total weight (including velvet) 368 grams, 11.8 troy ounces. Height 4.75 cms. Top measures 16 x 4.75 cms. London 1934. Maker Asprey, London.
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An exceptional quality 1930s sterling silver box of plain rectangular form with the clean features and straight lines typical o...

Art Deco Silver Jewellery Box by Asprey

8360. Art Deco Silver Jewellery Box by Asprey

1934

ASPREY

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An exceptional quality 1930s sterling silver box of plain rectangular form with the clean features and straight lines typical of the Art Deco period. Made of excellent gauge silver and has a heavy, chunky feel. The top is engraved with a stylised monogram “RP” for R. Purbrick the original owner. The lid inside has the original gilding, the box is lined with brown velvet. Every feature is of the highest quality. The box would have originally been part of an extensive set of art deco silver and cut glass accessories in a leather travelling case for which the maker Asprey is particularly known for. Height 4.5 cms. Top measures 9.5 x 5.5 cms. London 1934. Maker Asprey, London.
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An exceptional quality 1930s sterling silver box of plain rectangular form with the clean features and straight lines typical o...

Vintage Silver Cigarette Box by Mappin and Webb

6603. Vintage Silver Cigarette Box by Mappin and Webb

1969

MAPPIN & WEBB

Price £585

An art deco design sterling silver box with solid lid and wooden liner. Lovely geometric features and engine turned top. There is an inscription to the underside of the lid. Total weight 628 grams, 20.1 troy ounces. Width 16.5 cms. Birmingham 1969, Maker Mappin & Webb.
Price £585

An art deco design sterling silver box with solid lid and wooden liner. Lovely geometric features and engine turned top. There ...

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