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SOLD - Sterling Silver Biscuit Box by Asprey & Co Ltd - Antique George V

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver biscuit box made by Asprey & Co Ltd - boxed; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Biscuit Box by Asprey & Co Ltd - Antique George V
SOLD - Sterling Silver Biscuit Box by Asprey & Co Ltd - Antique George V

Description


This exceptional George V sterling silver biscuit box has a plain circular form.


The surface of this antique biscuit box is plain and encircled with bands of applied reed decoration.


This impressive box is fitted with a fine and impressive applied scroll and swag decorated hinged handle to either side.


The box is fitted with a domed hinged hallmarked cover encircled with a further band of reed decoration and featuring a shaped thumbpiece to the anterior edge.


This impressive piece is supported by four plain incurved bracket style feet.


This antique biscuit box is fitted to the original and impressive hinged leatherette box with satin and velvet lined interior, which features a push fit catch.


The interior of the presentation box bears the mark ‘Asprey, 166. Bond St, London’ beneath a coronet.


This exceptional example of antique silverware was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Asprey & Co Ltd, and bears the retailer’s mark ‘Asprey, London’ to the underside.


Date: 1914

Condition


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

The presentation box does not secure closed with the push fit catch, however the box is in excellent condition in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


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


Dimensions


Diameter 13cm/5.1"

Height 9.7cm/3.8"


 
 
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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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