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SOLD - Sterling Silver Jewellery Box by Mappin & Webb - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver jewellery box; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Jewellery Box by Mappin & Webb - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Jewellery Box by Mappin & Webb - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver jewellery box has a rectangular, subtly domed form with rounded corners.


The surface of the box is embellished with impressive embossed scroll leaf and floral decoration accented with simplified scale motif diaper pattern backgrounds, in addition to a plain scalloped border.


The subtly domed hallmarked hinged cover is embellished with further embossed decoration, incorporating a large scroll bordered, shaped vacant cartouche to the centre.


The cover is fitted with a plain, incurved shaped thumbpiece.


The body of this fine Victorian jewellery box is lined with cedar wood and compartmentalised, with a bespoke navy blue velvet fitment with a well incorporating a lift out compartment and bordered by an integrated ring holder to one side.


This antique box has a weighted base and is fitted with black velvet to the underside.


Date: 1897

Condition


This antique Victorian jewellery box is a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The embossed decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the box and part hallmarks to the surface of the cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 18.8cm/7.4"

Width 9.6cm/3.8"

Height 8.4cm/3.3"


Weight


Not measurable as weighted base


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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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