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 Norwich Silver Box

8255. Antique Norwich Silver Box

Circa 1690

ELIZABETH HASLEWOOD

Price £3,250

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.
Price £3,250

A rare early antique silver snuff box from the provincial city of Norwich. Attractive rectangular octagonal form with hinged li...

Antique Italian Silver Cup

8344. Antique Italian Silver Cup

1698

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A 17th century silver cup and matching cover with original bright gilt interior. With ovolo borders and chased acanthus leaves. The lid has a small pine cone finial. Probably ecclesiastical, a pyx box. Weight 214 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 12 cms, 16.5 cms to top of finial). Diameter 9.5 cms. The edge of the base has the cross key town mark for Rome, Italy. Also the "bee" maker's mark (see Bulgari Parte Prima, Vol 2, No 1124). Date 1687/1697.
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A 17th century silver cup and matching cover with original bright gilt interior. With ovolo borders and chased acanthus leaves....

Pair of George I Silver Tea Caddies with Sliding Tops

8609. Pair of George I Silver Tea Caddies with Sliding Tops

1720

JOHN GIBBONS

Price £4,950

A rare pair of antique silver tea caddy boxes with sliding lids. Britannia standard silver*. The removable cap doubles up as a tea measure. Lovely plain hexagonal design and good gauge silver. Each sliding top caddy has a hand engraved armorial, within a decorative cartouche, engraved to the front. Engraved underneath are the original owner’s initials. Total weight 328 grams, 10.5 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Base 9.2 x 5 cms. London 1720. Maker John Gibbons.
Price £4,950

A rare pair of antique silver tea caddy boxes with sliding lids. Britannia standard silver*. The removable cap doubles up as a ...

George II Tobacco Box

7575. George II Tobacco Box

1751

JOSEPH SMITH

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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.
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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

8418. George II Tobacco Box

1752

Price £1,450

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 £1,450

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...

George III Silver Snuff Box

8463. George III Silver Snuff Box

Circa 1760

Price £975

A very charming antique sterling silver snuff box of oval shape with an unusual double flap opening mechanism. Hand engraved on the lid with feather edge borders and an inscription in old fashioned script “A Gift of the Hon. Charles Hamilton To TT*. The underside is engraved with bull crest and the motto “I SAVED THE KING”. Retains the original gilt interior. Weight 75 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Top 9.5 x 3.3 cms. Height 2.1 cms. Unmarked. English, circa 1760.
Price £975

A very charming antique sterling silver snuff box of oval shape with an unusual double flap opening mechanism. Hand engraved on...

Pair of Antique George III Silver Tea Caddies

7890. Pair of Antique George III Silver Tea Caddies

1770

SAMUEL WOOD (c.1704-1794)

Price £3,350

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).
Price £3,350

An elegant pair of antique sterling silver tea boxes of plain serpentine form having gadroon borders and cast leaf scroll feet ...

George III Silver Nutmeg Grater

8687. George III Silver Nutmeg Grater

Circa 1780

THOMAS WALLIS

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A good George III silver nutmeg grater of perfectly plain egg shape. It unscrews at the centre to reveal the steel grater. Gilt interior. Total weight 9 grams. Height 3.2 cms. Diameter 2 cms. Makers mark only for Thomas Wallis II. Circa 1780.
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A good George III silver nutmeg grater of perfectly plain egg shape. It unscrews at the centre to reveal the steel grater. Gilt...

Antique Gilt Metal and Mother of Pearl Box

8650. Antique Gilt Metal and Mother of Pearl Box

Circa 1780

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A delightful little antique continental box, the lid panel having a hand painted miniature landscape on porcelain (unsigned). The side and base panels are made of real mother of pearl. The metal framework is gilt metal (base metal unknown, possibly brass). Excellent quality. Top measures 6 x 4.75 cms. Height 2.6 cms. Continental. Circa 1780.
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A delightful little antique continental box, the lid panel having a hand painted miniature landscape on porcelain (unsigned). T...

George III Silver Caddy Box by Hester Bateman

7475. George III Silver Caddy Box by Hester Bateman

1781

HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON (1708-1794)

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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. 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.
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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...

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 French Silver Tea Caddy Box

8731. Antique French Silver Tea Caddy Box

Circa 1795

Price £850

A very smart antique silver caddy box of plain rectagonal form having a hinged lid and original gilt interior. This delightful tea box has a band of hand engraved decoration around the sides and on the lid. Weight 346 grams, 11.1 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Top 6 x 9.5 cms. Marked on top, around the top edge of the body and underneath with French silver marks. Circa 1795. High grade 935 silver.
Price £850

A very smart antique silver caddy box of plain rectagonal form having a hinged lid and original gilt interior. This delightful ...

Antique Russian Silver and Niello Snuff Box

8246. Antique Russian Silver and Niello Snuff Box

1798

Price £550

A handsome antique silver box with attractive and very detailed engraved decoration. The top is decorated in the traditional silver and black niello with a mother and child in a strange rocky garden with formal walls and a building; the background has alternating gilt stripes The base is equally beautiful with a group of buildings, towers and walls. The background decoration is repeated on the sides. The interior has the original gilding. Weight 52 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Top measures 7.2 x 3.8 cms. Height 1.8 cms. Top and bottom marked with Russian silver marks - makers mark, 84 grade and date 1798.
Price £550

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

George III Silver Pill Box

8664. George III Silver Pill Box

1799

SAMUEL PEMBERTON OF BIRMINGHAM

Price £175

A very pretty little box with a hinged lid and oval shape. Having bright cut engraving all over and a large cartouche to the top centre inscribed “Arthur B Cobb” in old fashioned script. Weight 7 grams. Measures 3.5 x 2.3 cms. Height 0.6 cm. Birmingham 1799. Maker Samuel Pemberton.
Price £175

A very pretty little box with a hinged lid and oval shape. Having bright cut engraving all over and a large cartouche to the to...

Georgian Silver Vinaigrette

7947. Georgian Silver Vinaigrette

1800

THOMAS WILLMORE, BIRMINGHAM

Price £185

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.
Price £185

An antique sterling silver vinaigrette of plain oval form with a hinged lid and gilt interior. The pierced grill has an unusual...

Antique French Gold Box

8587. Antique French Gold Box

Circa 1800

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A fine quality 18 carat gold box with a lift off lid, leaf decorated borders and engine turned lid and base. Excellent workmanship and crisp detail. Weight approx 22 grams. Diameter 4 cms. Height 1.5 cms. Every piece is marked with French gold marks for Paris, circa 1800.
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A fine quality 18 carat gold box with a lift off lid, leaf decorated borders and engine turned lid and base. Excellent workmans...

George III Silver Pill Box

8666. George III Silver Pill Box

1802

EDWARD BARNARD

Price £225

A very pretty little box with a hinged lid and oval shape. Having bright cut engraving all over and a large empty cartouche to the top centre. Original gilt interior. Weight 18 grams. Measures 4.7 x 2.6 cms. Height 1 cm. Birmingham 1802. Maker John Emes.
Price £225

A very pretty little box with a hinged lid and oval shape. Having bright cut engraving all over and a large empty cartouche to ...

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 Pill Box

8680. George III Pill Box

1807

SAMUEL PEMBERTON OF BIRMINGHAM

Price £195

A very pretty little box with a hinged lid and oval shape. Having a wide band of bright cut engraving top and bottom. Measures 1.7 x 2.8 cms. Height 0.6 cm. Birmingham 1807. Maker Samuel Pemberton.
Price £195

A very pretty little box with a hinged lid and oval shape. Having a wide band of bright cut engraving top and bottom. Measures ...

George III Silver Caddy Box

7932. George III Silver Caddy Box

1808

WILLIAM EMES

Price £1,950

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 £1,950

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

Georgian Silver Vinaigrette

6809. Georgian Silver Vinaigrette

Circa 1808

Price £295

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 £295

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

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...

Antique Silver Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

8565. Antique Silver Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

Circa 1820

Price £450

A highly collectible antique sterling silver and shell snuff box having a hinged lid with delicate bright cut engraving. Top 6 x 4.7 cms. Marked on the edge with continental silver marks. Circa 1820.
Price £450

A highly collectible antique sterling silver and shell snuff box having a hinged lid with delicate bright cut engraving. Top 6 ...

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

Price £495

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 £495

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

Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette

8714. Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette

1835

RAWLINGS & SUMMERS, LONDON

Price £550

A very attractive antique sterling silver vinaigrette in the form of a book with an opening lid. The interior has the original gilding. The finely pierced grill is decorated with birds, flowers and scrolls. Weight 26 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Measures 4 x 2.8 cms. Height 0.8 cms. London 1835. Maker Rawlings and Summers.
Price £550

A very attractive antique sterling silver vinaigrette in the form of a book with an opening lid. The interior has the original ...

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 Silver Vinaigrette

8381. Antique Silver Vinaigrette

1842

JOSEPH WILLMORE

Price £1,950

An excellent quality antique sterling silver vinaigrette with a gilt finish. The cast cathedral top has a deep relief representation of York Minster. The reverse side has a crisp engine turned finish with a central cartouche (uninscribed). The interior is finely gilded and the grill is pierced and engraved with pluming scrolls, flowers and leaves. Weight 41 grams, 1.3 troy ounce. Height 1.2 cms. Length 4.5 cms. Width 3.2 cms. Birmingham 1842. Maker Joseph Willmore.
Price £1,950

An excellent quality antique sterling silver vinaigrette with a gilt finish. The cast cathedral top has a deep relief represent...

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....

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

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 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 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 Continental Silver Snuff Box

8254. Antique Continental Silver Snuff Box

1872 to 1901

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An excellent quality silver snuff box with a very smart black and white check niello finish. Good chunky design. Weight 82 grams, 2.6 troy ounces. Height 2.1 cms. Length 8.3 cms. Width 3 cms. Marked inside lid and on edge of lid, also marked inside the base, with Viennese silver import marks, 1872-1901.
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An excellent quality silver snuff box with a very smart black and white check niello finish. Good chunky design. Weight 82 gram...

Victorian Silver Novelty Hunting Horn Vinaigrette by Sampson Mordan

7110. Victorian Silver Novelty Hunting Horn Vinaigrette by Sampson Mordan

1873

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO

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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.
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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 Folding Biscuit Box

8395. Victorian Folding Biscuit Box

1877

FENTON BROTHERS OF SHEFFIELD

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This decorative Victorian shell biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior. It has a naturalistic style frame with interlaced twig work. Silver plated with gold plated lining. Height 23 cms. Width 20 cms. Marked underneath with the makers mark for Fenton Brothers and Victorian registration mark for 1877.
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This decorative Victorian shell biscuit box opens to reveal a stunning interior. It has a naturalistic style frame with interla...

Antique Silver and Overlay Glass Casket

7847. Antique Silver and Overlay Glass Casket

1880

CHARLES BOYNTON

Price £975

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 £975

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 Folding Biscuit Box

8560. Victorian Folding Biscuit Box

Circa 1880

FENTON BROTHERS OF SHEFFIELD

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

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 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 £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...

Antique Silver Sliding Top Caddy

7974. Antique Silver Sliding Top Caddy

1890

GEORGE UNITE

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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 149 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Height 12.5 cms. Base 8 x 6 cms. London 1890. Maker George Unite.
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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 ...

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 Silver Vinaigrette

8662. Antique Silver Vinaigrette

1892

HILLIARD & THOMASON OF BIRMINGHAM

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An antique sterling silver vinaigrette of scalloped edge form with a hinged lid and gilt interior. The box is prettily engraved all over, the top having a monogram in old fashioned script. The pierced grill has a pierced and hand engraved flower and foliate scroll decoration. Marked inside the lid and base for Birmingham 1892. Maker Hilliard and Thomason.
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An antique sterling silver vinaigrette of scalloped edge form with a hinged lid and gilt interior. The box is prettily engraved...

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 ...

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 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 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 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 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...

Miniature Silver Commode Box

5655. Miniature Silver Commode Box

Circa 1900

Price £145

An antique silver model of a continental commode with rising lid and decorated all around with period figures. Weight 24 grams, 0.7 troy ounces. Height 4 cms. Length 4 cms. Width 2 cms. Dutch silver stamps. Circa 1900.
Price £145

An antique silver model of a continental commode with rising lid and decorated all around with period figures. Weight 24 grams,...

Silver Cigar and Cigarette Box in Presentation Case

6969. Silver Cigar and Cigarette Box in Presentation Case

1902

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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.
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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...

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...

Vintage Silver and Gold Cigar Box by Asprey

8423. Vintage Silver and Gold Cigar Box by Asprey

1916

ASPREY

Price £1,550

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 £1,550

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

Antique Silver Cigar Box

8495. Antique Silver Cigar Box

1917

Price £650

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.
Price £650

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

Antique Silver Cigar Box

8657. Antique Silver Cigar Box

1918

BROOK & SON

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A good quality vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and original wooden lining. The domed solid top retains its original gilt interior. Length 20 cms. Height 7 cms. Width 11 cms. London 1918. Retailers mark underneath for Brook & Son, Edinburgh.
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A good quality vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and original wooden lining. The domed solid top retains i...

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 Continental Silver and Tortoiseshell Box

6296. Antique Continental Silver and Tortoiseshell Box

Circa 1920

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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.
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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 Continental Silver and Enamel Box

7944. Antique Continental Silver and Enamel Box

1928

H C FREEMAN LTD, LONDON

Price £475

A very pretty antique sterling silver box with gilt finish. To the top, in bright coloured enamels, is a hand painted pastoral scene. The sides and bases have engine turned decoration which is gilded. Inside there is the original powder compact fitting which can be removed. Weight 79 grams, 2.5 troy ounces. Height 1.3 cms. Top 5.5 x 4.5 cms. Marked around the rim of the base with an English silver import mark for London 1928, retailer HC Freeman Ltd, and some continental silver marks.
Price £475

A very pretty antique sterling silver box with gilt finish. To the top, in bright coloured enamels, is a hand painted pastoral ...

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...

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 4.5 cms. Length 17.25. Width 12.75 cms. 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 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

Price £595

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.
Price £595

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

Price £350

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.
Price £350

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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