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SOLD - Sterling Silver Locking Jewellery Casket - Arts and Crafts Style - Antique George V

An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique George V English sterling silver jewellery casket in the Arts and Crafts style; an addition to our dressing table silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Locking Jewellery Casket - Arts and Crafts Style  - Antique George V
SOLD - Sterling Silver Locking Jewellery Casket - Arts and Crafts Style - Antique George V

Description


This exceptional antique George V sterling silver locking jewellery casket has a plain rectangular form.


The surface of the body of the box is plain and embellished with a pierced and applied incurved decorative escutcheon displaying a semi-circular sunburst design accented with scrolling motifs, all in the Arts and Crafts style.


The lower rim of this antique casket is ornamented with an applied rope twist decorated border.


This jewellery casket retains the original hallmarked hinged cover encompassed with further applied rope twist decoration in addition to a stylised shell motif to each corner.


The cover is surmounted with an impressive hallmarked cast sterling silver finial modelled in the form of a Viking longship/dragon-ship on a swept plinth.


The body of this fine box is fitted with a bespoke navy blue velvet fitment.


Each corner of this unusual jewellery casket is supported by an impressive applied mystical fish/dolphin mask foot.


This vintage box has a weighted base and retains the original leatherette lining to the underside.


The box is fitted with the original working locking mechanism and retains the original key.


Date: 1922

Condition


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

The decoration is very sharp and very crisp.

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


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length 21.5cm/8.5"

Width 14.4cm/5.7"

Height 14.6cm/5.7"


 
 
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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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