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.

Queen Anne Silver and Tortoiseshell Snuff Box

7750. Queen Anne Silver and Tortoiseshell Snuff Box

Circa 1710

Price £1,150

An oval shaped antique silver box with a tortoiseshell top and bottom. The lid has an inset Charles I silver coin and four decorative mounts with engraved decoration and initials. Length 6.75 cms. Width 4.5 cms (4.75 cms including hinge). Height 1.2 cms. The silver is unmarked and we consider the date to be circa 1710.
Price £1,150

An oval shaped antique silver box with a tortoiseshell top and bottom. The lid has an inset Charles I silver coin and four deco...

Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy

7574. Queen Anne Silver Tea Caddy

Circa 1711

JOHN FARNELL

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A good early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. With sliding base and lift off cap which doubles as a tea measure. Britannia standard silver. Excellent patina and clear marks. Weight 195 grams, 6.2 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Base 7 x 4 cms. London 1711. Maker John Farnell.
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A good early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. With sliding base and lift off cap which dou...

George II Silver Snuff Box

7705. George II Silver Snuff Box

1741

ROBERT COLLIER, LONDON

Price £375

A rare antique sterling silver cartouche shaped silver snuff box, the hinged lid with applied decoration of a dove circling above some stylistic trees. With a simple, undecorated base. Interior gilding. Weight 58 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Height 2.5 cms. Top 7 x 5.5 cms. London 1741. Maker RC probably Robert Collier
Price £375

A rare antique sterling silver cartouche shaped silver snuff box, the hinged lid with applied decoration of a dove circling abo...

George II Tobacco Box

7575. George II Tobacco Box

1751

JOSEPH SMITH OF LONDON

Price £2,250

A charming antique sterling silver box with a detachable lid. Simple oval shape and very plain style. Hand engraved to the top is a contemporary coat of arms and the motto “ex fumo dare lucem” – “to give light from smoke”. This shape was popular from the Restoration through to the early Georgian period. Weight 124 grams, 3.98 troy ounces. Length 11 cms. Width 8 cms. Height 2.5 cms. London 1751. Maker Joseph Smith I.
Price £2,250

A charming antique sterling silver box with a detachable lid. Simple oval shape and very plain style. Hand engraved to the top ...

George II Tobacco Box

6761. George II Tobacco Box

1752

Price £1,850

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 £1,850

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

Set of George II Silver Caddies by Phillip Garden

6666. Set of George II Silver Caddies by Phillip Garden

1753

PHILLIP GARDEN

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An excellent quality matching set of antique sterling silver tea jars with lift off lids and finely engraved armorials . Attractive vase shape with rope border and cute little flower finial. With spiral decoration and high relief embossed flower decoration. One large caddy (originally for sugar) and a matching pair of smaller caddies (for green and black tea). Remarkable weight. Weight 929 grams, 29.8 troy ounces. Large caddy height 15 cms, diameter (inside top) 6.35 cms (bottom) 6.75 cms. Pair of smaller caddies height 15 cms, diameter (inside top) 5.5 cms (bottom) 6 cms. London 1753. Maker Phillip Garden.
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An excellent quality matching set of antique sterling silver tea jars with lift off lids and finely engraved armorials . Attrac...

Antique Russian Sugar Box – 18th century

5488. Antique Russian Sugar Box – 18th century

Circa 1770

Price £1,865

A rare Russian antique silver box with hinged lid and typical 18th century Russian decoration. Weight 182 grams, 5.8 troy ounces. Traces of gilt inside. Length 13 cms. Depth 9 cms. Height 9 cms. Russian stamps underneath for 1770.
Price £1,865

A rare Russian antique silver box with hinged lid and typical 18th century Russian decoration. Weight 182 grams, 5.8 troy ounce...

Pair of George III Silver Tea Caddies

7191. Pair of George III Silver Tea Caddies

1772

Price £4,850

A fine pair of antique sterling silver drum caddy boxes of plain circular form having hinged lids with flower finials. Bright internal gilding. These delightful tea boxes each have an engraved crest to the top together with the name of a tea, one has “GREEN” and the other has “BOHEA” (a Chinese black tea). The lids and body are hand engraved with intertwined foliage and swags of harebells. Weight 587 grams, 18.8 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 10 cms. London 1772. Maker Thomas Justis.
Price £4,850

A fine pair of antique sterling silver drum caddy boxes of plain circular form having hinged lids with flower finials. Bright i...

George III Silver Caddy Box by Hester Bateman

7475. George III Silver Caddy Box by Hester Bateman

1781

HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON (1708-1794)

Price £3,350

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. Hand engraved with a lovely decoration of flower swags and a cartouche front and back with the crest of a stag and motto. The lid has an inset hinge and a carved pineapple finial. Weight 372 grams, 11.9 troy ounces. Base 12 x 9 cms. Height 9 cms (12 cms to top of finial). London 1781. Maker Hester Bateman.
Price £3,350

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 Caddy Box by Hester Bateman

7845. George III Silver Caddy Box by Hester Bateman

1787

HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON (1708-1794)

Price £3,350

A very elegant antique sterling silver tea caddy of oval form with a hinged lid. With the charming features that this highly sought after Georgian lady silversmith is famous for. Hand engraved with a lovely decoration of flower swags and to the front, a crest of a lion. The lid has an inset hinge and the simple urn finial has bright cutting to the top. Weight 360 grams, 11.5 troy ounces. Base 13 x 9 cms. Height 14 cms to top of finial. London 1787. Maker Hester Bateman.
Price £3,350

A very elegant antique sterling silver tea caddy of oval form with a hinged lid. With the charming features that this highly so...

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...

Antique Continental Silver Tobacco Box

3289. Antique Continental Silver Tobacco Box

Circa 1790

Price £1,085

A good 18th century silver tobacco box with long hinged lid and 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 £1,085

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

Antique Continental Silver Spice Tower

7061. Antique Continental Silver Spice Tower

19th century

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A rare antique silver spice box with attractive scroll filigree centre decoration and a hinged door. The flag at the top of the tower revolves. An unusual feature is that the top can be removed to use the spice box also as a candlestick. Weight 131 grams, 4.2 troy ounces. Height 27 cms. Marked on the edge of the base with continental silver marks. Probably eastern european. 19th century.
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A rare antique silver spice box with attractive scroll filigree centre decoration and a hinged door. The flag at the top of the...

George III Silver Caddy Box by John Emes

7527. George III Silver Caddy Box by John Emes

1807

JOHN EMES

Price £2,250

A rare style antique sterling silver tea caddy box of plain oval form with a fixed carrying handle with reed and acanthus decoration. Lovely classic style. The unusual double opening lid has an inset hinge and there is a lock to either side. Weight 485 grams, 15.5 troy ounces. Height 18 cms including handle. Length 15 cms. Width 12 cms. London 1807. Maker John Emes
Price £2,250

A rare style antique sterling silver tea caddy box of plain oval form with a fixed carrying handle with reed and acanthus decor...

Georgian Silver Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

5426. Georgian Silver Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

1808

PHIPPS & ROBINSON, LONDON

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A highly collectible antique sterling silver and shell snuff box having a hinged lid with engraved monogram. Original gilt interior. Length 7 cms. Width 5.5 cms. London 1808. Maker Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson.
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A highly collectible antique sterling silver and shell snuff box having a hinged lid with engraved monogram. Original gilt inte...

Georgian Silver Vinaigrette

6809. Georgian Silver Vinaigrette

Circa 1808

Price £385

A nice little antique sterling silver vinaigrette with ribbed decoration all over. The pretty pierced gilt grill is decorated with flowers, leaves and a basket of fruit. Weight 30 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 1.2 cms. Length 3.8 cms. Width 2.5 cms. Birmingham 1808. Maker John Shaw.
Price £385

A nice little antique sterling silver vinaigrette with ribbed decoration all over. The pretty pierced gilt grill is decorated w...

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...

Antique Russian Silver and Niello Snuff Box

7671. Antique Russian Silver and Niello Snuff Box

1827

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A delightful antique silver box is super crisp condition. The top is decorated in the traditional silver and black niello with two ladies listening to a young man playing a mandolin and, in the background, on gilt stippled ground with leaf borders. The base is equally beautiful with a lady playing the harpsichord, the listener sitting in an armchair. The interior has the original gilding. Weight 55 grams, 1.7 troy ounces. Top measures 6.25 x 4.5 cms. Height 1.4 cms. Top and bottom marked with Russian silver marks. Makers mark for Ivan Kaltykov, Moskow. Dated 1827.
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A delightful antique silver box is super crisp condition. The top is decorated in the traditional silver and black niello with ...

Antique Silver and Horn Snuff Mull

6686. Antique Silver and Horn Snuff Mull

Circa 1830

Price £650

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.
Price £650

A very collectible antique silver snuff mull with a silver hinged lid and chain. The horn body is in excellent condition. On th...

Antique Turkish Silver Box

7018. Antique Turkish Silver Box

1839 to 1861

Price £650

A delightful little antique silver box having a hinged lid with very pretty filigree scroll decoration. Traces of gilding showing. Weight 67 grams, 2 troy ounces. Height 2.2 cms. Width 5 cms. Length 6.5 cms. Stamped all over with Turkish silver marks and it has an assay scrape to the base. Otterman period. Probably Abdulmecid era (1839/61).
Price £650

A delightful little antique silver box having a hinged lid with very pretty filigree scroll decoration. Traces of gilding showi...

Antique Silver Gilt Casket with Enamel and Pearls

7840. Antique Silver Gilt Casket with Enamel and Pearls

Circa 1840

Price £1,550

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.
Price £1,550

A fabulous antique silver box mounted with panels of filigree silver decorated with enamel flowers and leaves and studded with ...

Antique Continental Silver Box

6923. Antique Continental Silver Box

1841

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A substantial antique silver sugar box with a hinged lid. Plain styled with a ribbed body and lid, decorative splay feet and a pretty flower finial. Original gilt interior. Good gauge silver and locking mechanism (no key). 544 grams, 17.4 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Length 18 cms. Width 14 cms. Marked on the reverse side with the makers mark and Austro Hungarian wheel mark for 1841.
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A substantial antique silver sugar box with a hinged lid. Plain styled with a ribbed body and lid, decorative splay feet and a ...

Victorian Silver Vinaigrette

7173. Victorian Silver Vinaigrette

Circa 1843

JOHN TONGUE, BIRMINGHAM

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A pretty shaped antique sterling silver vinaigrette with an unusual wave decoration. The pretty pierced gilt grill is decorated with flowers, leaves and scrolls. Weight 24 grams. Height 1 cms. Length 4.25 cms. Width 3 cms. Birmingham 1843. Maker John Tongue.
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A pretty shaped antique sterling silver vinaigrette with an unusual wave decoration. The pretty pierced gilt grill is decorated...

Antique Dutch Silver Tea Caddy

5408. Antique Dutch Silver Tea Caddy

Circa 1844

Price £875

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 NC under crown for Wilhelmus Nicolaas Crone, Groningen 1817-1859
Price £875

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

Antique Silver and Opaline Glass Casket

7803. Antique Silver and Opaline Glass Casket

1846

Price £875

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.
Price £875

A very attractive antique silver and glass box with a hinged and domed lid. The Bohemian glass is hand decorated with clusters ...

Antique Maltese Silver Card Case

7224. Antique Maltese Silver Card Case

Circa 1850

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An excellent antique silver card case with a flip top and all over filigree decoration. There is a large Maltese cross to each side. Weight 75 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cms. With Maltese silver marks on the inside edge. Maker Annibale Portanier. Circa 1850.
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An excellent antique silver card case with a flip top and all over filigree decoration. There is a large Maltese cross to each ...

Antique French Silver Box

6161. Antique French Silver Box

Circa 1860

Price £175

A pretty little antique sterling silver box with a cupid scene on the top. Gilt interior. Weight 12 grams. Height 1 cm. Diameter 3 cms. French silver stamps to the rim of the base. Circa 1860.
Price £175

A pretty little antique sterling silver box with a cupid scene on the top. Gilt interior. Weight 12 grams. Height 1 cm. Diamete...

Antique Silver Plated Tea Caddy

7773 . Antique Silver Plated Tea Caddy

1867

ELKINGTON & CO,

Price £275

A very pretty antique caddy box of oval form having a hinged lid. With bead borders and deep embossed decoration of flowers and leaves. Height 9 cms. Top 14 x 11 cms. Marked underneath with Elkington silver plate stamps and date code for 1867.
Price £275

A very pretty antique caddy box of oval form having a hinged lid. With bead borders and deep embossed decoration of flowers and...

Victorian Silver Plated Biscuit Box

7362. Victorian Silver Plated Biscuit Box

Circa 1870

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An excellent quality antique silver plated biscuit box with hinged lid. With a pretty embossed design of flowers and leaves and a pierced bottom gallery. Height 20 cms. Diameter of base 19.5 cms. Diameter of box 15 cms. Silver plated. Circa 1870. Maker Padley, Parkin and Staniforth, Sheffield
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An excellent quality antique silver plated biscuit box with hinged lid. With a pretty embossed design of flowers and leaves and...

Victorian Silver Novelty Hunting Horn Vinaigrette by Sampson Mordan

7110. Victorian Silver Novelty Hunting Horn Vinaigrette by Sampson Mordan

1873

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO

Price £895

A charming antique sterling silver vinaigrette and combination scent flask in the form of a hunting horn with carrying chain. Lovely plain form. The hinged lid opens into the vinaigrette which is fully gilded and has a decorative grill. The bottom part is the scent flask with a screw cap. Weight 59 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Length 10 cms. Diameter of top 3.5 cms. London 1873. Maker Sampson Mordan.
Price £895

A charming antique sterling silver vinaigrette and combination scent flask in the form of a hunting horn with carrying chain. L...

Antique Russian Silver Case

7178. Antique Russian Silver Case

1875

Price £875

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.
Price £875

Fantastic quality. An antique silver cigarette case with intricate basket weave decoration. The engraved niello band has some R...

Victorian Silver Plated Folding Biscuit Box

6998. Victorian Silver Plated Folding Biscuit Box

1880

FENTON BROTHERS LTD OF SHEFFIELD

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Unusual design. This decorative Victorian shell biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior with rising pierced grills. Silver plated with gold plated lining. Height 23.5 cms. Width 21 cms. Length when open 35.5 cms. Lozenge registration mark for 1880. By Fenton Brothers.
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Unusual design. This decorative Victorian shell biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior with rising pierced grills. Sil...

Antique Dutch Silver Tea Caddy

7536. Antique Dutch Silver Tea Caddy

Circa 1880

Price £375

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.
Price £375

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 French Silver Plated Jewellery Box

7572. Antique French Silver Plated Jewellery Box

Circa 1880

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An excellent quality antique silver plated with hinged lid and silk lined inside for jewellery. Fine deep decoration with reed and ribbon borders and applied flowers, leaves, insects and pine cones. There is a central plaque with an engraved monogram. Retains the original pretty key. Height 8 cms. Top 14 x 14 cms. Circa 1880.
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An excellent quality antique silver plated with hinged lid and silk lined inside for jewellery. Fine deep decoration with reed ...

Antique Maltese Silver Card Case

7631. Antique Maltese Silver Card Case

Circa 1880

Price £475

An excellent antique silver card case with a flip top and all over filigree decoration. There is a large Maltese cross to one side, a vacant shield cartouche to the other. Excellent crisp condition. Weight 48 grams, 1.4 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Width 5.5 cms. With Maltese silver marks on the inside edge. Circa 1880.
Price £475

An excellent antique silver card case with a flip top and all over filigree decoration. There is a large Maltese cross to one s...

Victorian Silver Plated Folding Biscuit Box with Push Button

7634. Victorian Silver Plated Folding Biscuit Box with Push Button

Circa 1880

Price £750

This decorative Victorian shell biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior. Push button operated. Silver plated with gold plated lining. Height 27 cms. Width 23 cms. Circa 1880. With patent number.
Price £750

This decorative Victorian shell biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior. Push button operated. Silver plated with gold ...

Victorian Silver Plated Triple Folding Biscuit Box

7719. Victorian Silver Plated Triple Folding Biscuit Box

Circa 1880

Price £1,150

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.
Price £1,150

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

Price £375

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 £375

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

6569. Victorian Silver Plate and Ivory Barrel

Circa 1890

Price £975

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 colonial. Unmarked silver plate. Circa 1890.
Price £975

A rare item. A large antique silver plate mounted barrel with sleek clean lines and plain style. This is an enormous piece of i...

Miniature Silver Top Hat in a Box

7233. Miniature Silver Top Hat in a Box

Circa 1891

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A rare model silver hat which fits into its own matching box. These pretty little boxes have hinged lids and can be used on their own. They have an embossed decoration of figural scenes and cherubs. Gilded inside both boxes. Total weight 68 grams, 2.1 troy ounces. Hat – height 3.5 cms. Box – height 4 cms, length 5.5 cms, width 4.5 cms. Each piece is marked with German marks, silver grade 930, crown and moon, and London import marks for 1891.
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A rare model silver hat which fits into its own matching box. These pretty little boxes have hinged lids and can be used on the...

Antique Russian Silver Troika Box

7677. Antique Russian Silver Troika Box

1893

Price £650

A good quality antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a spirited picture of a 3 horse drawn troika. Weight 97 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Top measures 9.5 x 5.6 cms. Marked inside top and bottom with Russian silver marks. Dated 1893.
Price £650

A good quality antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a spirited picture ...

Giant Sized Victorian Silver Cigar Box

5143. Giant Sized Victorian Silver Cigar Box

1895

A & J ZIMMERMAN LTD

Price £1,950

A rare, large sized sterling silver cigar box having a hinged lid and wooden interior. Lovely plain style. Length 23 cms. Width 14 cms. Height 14 cms. Birmingham 1895. Maker A & J Zimmerman Ltd.
Price £1,950

A rare, large sized sterling silver cigar box having a hinged lid and wooden interior. Lovely plain style. Length 23 cms. Width...

Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

6006. Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

1895

Price £785

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.
Price £785

An antique Russian silver case with an excellent niello decoration of a sledge scene to the front with 3 horses. Gilt interior....

Antique Silver Tea Caddy

6534. Antique Silver Tea Caddy

Circa 1897

Price £495

A stylish antique sterling silver box in the form of a tin can. Lovely plain style with a pull off lid and little handle. Weight 237 grams, 7.6 troy ounces. Height 9 cms. Diameter 8.5 cms. London 1897. Maker James Aitchison.
Price £495

A stylish antique sterling silver box in the form of a tin can. Lovely plain style with a pull off lid and little handle. Weigh...

Antique Chinese Silver Card Case

7701. Antique Chinese Silver Card Case

Circa 1900

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An excellent quality antique silver filigree silver case with a shaped rectangular form and pull off lid. To the front and back there are applied panels of flowers, insects, snakes and birds. Original gilt finish. Weight 55 grams, 1.7 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Width 6 cms. Unmarked silver. Circa 1900.
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An excellent quality antique silver filigree silver case with a shaped rectangular form and pull off lid. To the front and back...

Antique Continental Silver Gilt and Enamel Box

7503. Antique Continental Silver Gilt and Enamel Box

1900

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A very pretty antique sterling silver trinket box with a gilt finish and repousse decoration of scrolls and flowers. The hinged lid has an enamel plaque with a hand painted country scene of people in old fashioned clothing and on the reverse side there is another landscape. Diameter 5 cms. With continental silver marks underneath and silver grade 900. Circa 1900.
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A very pretty antique sterling silver trinket box with a gilt finish and repousse decoration of scrolls and flowers. The hinged...

Antique Silver and Stone Set Box

6277. Antique Silver and Stone Set Box

Circa 1900

Price £375

An unusual little silver collectors box of oval form with a detachable lid. The exterior is decorated with multicoloured enamels over which there are applied silver borders and beads. The top is mounted with semi precious stones. Length 5.5 cms. Width 4 cms. Height 2 cms. This colourful little box is marked around the edge with 2 silver stamps (unidentified). Possibly eastern european. Circa 1900.
Price £375

An unusual little silver collectors box of oval form with a detachable lid. The exterior is decorated with multicoloured enamel...

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 Miniature Cherub Box

6953. Antique Silver Miniature Cherub Box

Circa 1900

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A pretty little antique silver box of serpentine shape with a hinged lid and gilt finish. Decorated with engraved borders and embossed scrolls. On the top there are two cherubs. Weight 36 grams, 1.1 troy ounces. Height 2.25 cms. Base 5 x 3 cms. Marked underneath with continental silver stamps. Circa 1900.
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A pretty little antique silver box of serpentine shape with a hinged lid and gilt finish. Decorated with engraved borders and e...

Antique Silver Miniature Coffer

6299. Antique Silver Miniature Coffer

Circa 1900

Price £235

A substantial llttle antique silver trunk with a domed lid and padlocks to the front (display only). Traces of the original exterior gilding. Fully gilded inside. The decoration is very charming with embossed cherub musicians, flowers and scrolls. Weight 109 grams, 3.5 troy ounces. Height 5.5 cms. Length 8 cms. Width 4 cms. Continental silver marks underneath – “crown over A” and a man’s head in a shield. Circa 1900.
Price £235

A substantial llttle antique silver trunk with a domed lid and padlocks to the front (display only). Traces of the original ext...

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...

Georgian Tea Caddy in Old Sheffield Plate

6701. Georgian Tea Caddy in Old Sheffield Plate

20th century

Price £285

An unusual oval shaped antique caddy box with double opening top and swing handle. Very charming with its plain form and applied borders. Original gilt interior. Height 14 cms (to top of handle) and 6/7 cms (to top of box). Top of box measures 14.5 x 9 cms.
Price £285

An unusual oval shaped antique caddy box with double opening top and swing handle. Very charming with its plain form and applie...

Silver Cigar and Cigarette Box in Presentation Case

6969. Silver Cigar and Cigarette Box in Presentation Case

1902

Price £1,150

An unusual lot. A large double silver box split for cigars on one side and for cigarettes on the other. Each has its own hinged lid and original wooden interior. The lids are engraved with “Cigars” and “Cigarettes” in script and with a decorative monogram. It comes complete with the original presentation box retailed by the South African jewellers Harris & Co. Total length 22 cms, width 12 cms, height 6.5 cms. Cigar box length 11.5 x 11.5 cms. Cigarette box 11.5 cms x 8.5 cms. Birmingham 1902. Maker Henry Mathews.
Price £1,150

An unusual lot. A large double silver box split for cigars on one side and for cigarettes on the other. Each has its own hinged...

Victorian Silver Card Case

7729. Victorian Silver Card Case

1903

WILLIAM AITKEN, BIRMINGHAM

Price £375

A very pretty antique sterling silver visiting card case with a flip top lid and a shaped edge. There is beautiful all over deep engraved decoration to both sides and to the front there is a circular cartouche with a monogram in old fashioned script. The internal retains the original gilding. Weight 72 grams, 2.3 troy ounces. Measures 9.75 x 7 cms. Birmingham 1903. Maker William Aitken.
Price £375

A very pretty antique sterling silver visiting card case with a flip top lid and a shaped edge. There is beautiful all over dee...

Edwardian Silver and Cut Glass Biscuit Barrel

7236. Edwardian Silver and Cut Glass Biscuit Barrel

Circa 1904

ELKINGTON & CO,

Price £375

A good quality sterling silver and cut crystal biscuit server with swing handle. Height 19 cms (to top of handle). Diameter of top 11.5 cms. Birmingham 1904. Maker Elkington and Co.
Price £375

A good quality sterling silver and cut crystal biscuit server with swing handle. Height 19 cms (to top of handle). Diameter of ...

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...

Antique Chinese Export Silver Box

7731. Antique Chinese Export Silver Box

Circa 1910

Price £485

A heavy quality antique silver box with hinged lid and spring catch. Lovely all over decoration with embossed chinese figures on horseback, birds and bamboo. There is an engraved monogram to the front. Weight 140 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 4 cms. Top measures 8.5 x 6 cms. Marked inside on the catch with Chinese silver marks. Circa 1910.
Price £485

A heavy quality antique silver box with hinged lid and spring catch. Lovely all over decoration with embossed chinese figures o...

Antique Silver Shoe Vesta

6273. Antique Silver Shoe Vesta

Circa 1910

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A delightful little collectible item. A filigree silver vesta case in the form of a shoe. The hinged lid opens to store the matches and underneath there is a match striker strip. Very attractive decoration and excellent condition. Weight 23 grams, 0.7 troy ounce. Length 7 cms. Height 2.25 cms. Width 2.5 cms. Probably continental silver. Circa 1910.
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A delightful little collectible item. A filigree silver vesta case in the form of a shoe. The hinged lid opens to store the mat...

Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case

7256. Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case

Circa 1910

Price £1,650

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.
Price £1,650

A fine and impressive antique solid silver cigarette case with a delightful figural scene to the front, in hand coloured enamel...

Antique Silver Cigar Box

7201. Antique Silver Cigar Box

1912

STOKES & IRELAND LTD

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A good size vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and having a solid top and original wooden lining. Excellent quality. Length 21 cms. Height 8 cms. Width 13.5cms. London 1912. Maker Stokes & Ireland.
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A good size vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and having a solid top and original wooden lining. Excellent...

Vintage Silver and Gold Cigar Box by Asprey

6931. Vintage Silver and Gold Cigar Box by Asprey

1916

ASPREY & CO LTD, LONDON

Price £1,950

A large art deco sterling silver cigar box with engine turned decoration. Superb stylish design and unusual gold wire finish. Inside the box is lined with cedar wood. Height 8 cms. Base 26 x 16.5 cms. London 1916. Made by Asprey & Co.
Price £1,950

A large art deco sterling silver cigar box with engine turned decoration. Superb stylish design and unusual gold wire finish. I...

Vintage Colonial Silver Cigar Box.

4245. Vintage Colonial Silver Cigar Box.

Circa 1920

HAMILTON & CO.

Price £1,150

A large vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and having a solid top and original wooden lining. Indian Colonial silver. Length 28 cms. Height 8 cms. Width 18cms. Circa 1920. By Hamilton and Company, Calcutta.
Price £1,150

A large vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and having a solid top and original wooden lining. Indian Coloni...

Antique Continental Silver and Tortoiseshell Box

6296. Antique Continental Silver and Tortoiseshell Box

Circa 1920

Price £295

A small antique silver box with a sheet of polished tortoiseshell set in the lid and base. The silver is prettily decorated with a string of flowers and leaves. Traces of the original gilding.Length 8.25 cms. Depth 5 cms. Stamped around the rim of the mount with “sterling 935”, “made in Austria”, Austrian silver marks and makers initials C.S.Z. Circa 1920.
Price £295

A small antique silver box with a sheet of polished tortoiseshell set in the lid and base. The silver is prettily decorated wit...

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 German Silver and Enamel Box

7500. Antique German Silver and Enamel Box

Circa 1920

Price £195

A very pretty little silver box of circular shape with a central hinged lid. Possibly a powder compact. With an embossed decoration of flowers and leaves and a blue turquoise enamel infill. Original gilt interior. Diameter 5 cms. Marked underneath with a German makers mark, geschuzt and the silver grade 935. Circa 1920.
Price £195

A very pretty little silver box of circular shape with a central hinged lid. Possibly a powder compact. With an embossed decora...

Antique Persian Silver Box

7633. Antique Persian Silver Box

Circa 1920

Price £550

An antique silver box with superb all over engraved decoration. To the top there is a battle scene with a warrior in a horse drawn chariot taking aim with a cross bow, foot infantry soldiers holding spears and a mythical winged creature in the centre. Weight 340 grams, 10.9 troy ounces. Measures 16 x 9 cms. Height 3 cms. Inside the solid lid there are Persian silver marks in Arabic script. Circa 1920.
Price £550

An antique silver box with superb all over engraved decoration. To the top there is a battle scene with a warrior in a horse dr...

Antique Silver Sliding Top Caddy

7782 . Antique Silver Sliding Top Caddy

1922

VANDER & HEDGES LTD, LONDON

Price £975

Large size and good heavy weight. An excellent antique sterling 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. Weight 440 grams, 14.1 troy ounces. Height 15 cms. Base 10 x 6 cms. London 1922. Maker Vanders & Hedges. Retailer Tessiers.
Price £975

Large size and good heavy weight. An excellent antique sterling silver tea caddy box in the Queen Anne style. *Britannia Standa...

Antique Silver Sliding Top Caddy

7716. Antique Silver Sliding Top Caddy

1929

Price £650

A good antique sterling silver tea caddy box in the Queen Anne style. It has a sliding top and the cap comes off to be used as a tea measure. Weight 185 grams, 5.9 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Base 8 x 6.5 cms. London 1929. Maker George Unite & Sons and Lyde Ltd.
Price £650

A good antique sterling silver tea caddy box in the Queen Anne style. It has a sliding top and the cap comes off to be used as ...

1930’s Continental Silver and Enamel Case

6685. 1930’s Continental Silver and Enamel Case

Circa 1930

Price £975

An attractive silver case with a brightly coloured enamel scene to the front of a music hall artiste performing a dance with a ball of string. Original gilt interior with an inscription dated 2.12.60. Weight 145 grams. Height 10 cms. Width 7.5 cms. The catch is marked with continental silver stamps. Circa 1930.
Price £975

An attractive silver case with a brightly coloured enamel scene to the front of a music hall artiste performing a dance with a ...

Art Deco Silver Plate and Glass Box

7672. Art Deco Silver Plate and Glass Box

Circa 1930

Price £250

A smart looking 1930’s crystal glass box with a hinged silver plated lid. Excellent quality cutting and attractive fan shape. Height 10 cms. Top 13 x 11 cms. Marked inside the lid with silver plated stamps. Circa 1930.
Price £250

A smart looking 1930’s crystal glass box with a hinged silver plated lid. Excellent quality cutting and attractive fan shape....

Art Deco Silver and Enamel Box

7766 . Art Deco Silver and Enamel Box

1933

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO

Price £1,150

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 Length Width London 1933. Maker Sampson Mordan & Co.
Price £1,150

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 and Enamel Case

6617. Art Deco Silver and Enamel Case

1933

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A stunning 1930s sterling silver case with two colour enamel art deco decoration and engine turned silver. Interesting inscribed “Dot” in a cube design cartouche. Original gilt interior. Weight 105 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Length 8 cms. Width 6 cms. Birmingham 1933.
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A stunning 1930s sterling silver case with two colour enamel art deco decoration and engine turned silver. Interesting inscribe...

Rare Aspreys Silver and Crystal Travelling Set

6765. Rare Aspreys Silver and Crystal Travelling Set

1934

ASPREY

Price £3,950

A rare and extensive set of art deco silver and cut glass gentleman’s accessories in the original leather travelling case. Exceptional quality and heavy gauge silver. All engraved with the stylised monogram “RP” for R. Purbrick the original owner. London 1934. Maker Aspreys, London.
Price £3,950

A rare and extensive set of art deco silver and cut glass gentleman’s accessories in the original leather travelling case. Ex...

Vintage Silver Cigarette Box

7715. Vintage Silver Cigarette Box

1964

Price £495

An art deco design sterling silver box with wooden liner. Lovely geometric features and engine turned top. Raised on four small feet with an arts and crafts bottom border. There is a vacant plaque to the front. Top 18 x 11 cms. Height 7.5 cms. Birmingham 1964. Maker W.T Toghill & Co.
Price £495

An art deco design sterling silver box with wooden liner. Lovely geometric features and engine turned top. Raised on four small...

Vintage Silver Cigarette Box by Mappin and Webb

6603. Vintage Silver Cigarette Box by Mappin and Webb

1969

MAPPIN & WEBB LTD

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 ...

Vintage Silver Cigarette Box

7393. Vintage Silver Cigarette Box

1979

Price £550

An art deco design sterling silver box with wooden liner. Lovely geometric features and engine turned top with bands of stripes. Top 20 x 10 cms. Height 6.5 cms. Birmingham 1979. Maker Harrison Brothers & Howson Ltd.
Price £550

An art deco design sterling silver box with wooden liner. Lovely geometric features and engine turned top with bands of stripes...

Pair of Silver Frog Boxes

7023. Pair of Silver Frog Boxes

1985

Price £785

A pair of heavy sterling silver model frogs with hinged lids. Very quirky. Would be suitable for trinkets or stamps. Weight 465 grams, 14.9 troy ounces. Height 3.8 cms. Length 8 cms. Width 7.5 cms. London 1985 (date letters rubbed). Made by BSE Products.
Price £785

A pair of heavy sterling silver model frogs with hinged lids. Very quirky. Would be suitable for trinkets or stamps. Weight 465...

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