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SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Biscuit Box - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver biscuit box; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Biscuit Box - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Biscuit Box - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver biscuit box has an oval body to a sunken well supported by four bracket style feet.


The upper portion of the body is ornamented with a bright cut engraved rosette band below a bead decorated rim.


The body of the box is embellished with fine twelve fine bright cut engraved rounded cornered bead and scalloped bordered panels, eight of which are further ornamented with a vertical floral and foliate festoon design.


The upper and lower incurves of each panel are accented with bright cut engraved bordered trefoil motifs.


The panels incorporate two cartouches, displaying the bright cut engraved inscription ‘Presented to John Borthwick by Mr JJ MacMillan and Col. & Miss Fox, Glencrosh, in deep appreciation at 46 years devoted service at Manquhill, 1905-1951’ to one side and the other remains vacant.


The surface of the further two panels are plain and unembellished, fitted with fine and impressive applied cast lion mask and loop handles.


This antique biscuit box retains the original hinged cover ornamented over the domed portion with a bright cut engraved bead quatrefoil shaped bordered design accented with four floral and foliate motifs.


The cover is further encircled with alternating triangular bordered panels and floral and foliate festoons with scallop borders to the rim.


The cover retains the original detachable sterling silver applied and chased decorated baron’s coronet style finial, secured to the interior of the cover by a screw fitting wing nut.


The fitted tray is encircled with an applied and chased husk ornamented rim with scrolling leaf and floral motifs accented with bead decoration.


The bracket style feet are embellished with fine and impressive chased decorated scroll and bead bordered floral designs on a matte background.


The box and cover retain the original gilded interiors.


Date: 1869

Condition


This antique silver biscuit box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The original gilt interior is in excellent condition.

The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp and the chased decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the box and to the interior of the cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Height 20.7cm/8.1"

Length of tray 23.4cm/9.4"

Length of box 17.6cm/7.3”

Width of tray 17.6cm/7.3

Width of box 13cm/5.2"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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