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Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian

A fine and impressive, unusual antique Edwardian English sterling silver commemorative box; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

SKU: W9596
Price: £1,095.00
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Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver Commemorative Box - Antique Edwardian

Description


This fine antique Edwardian sterling silver commemorative box has a plain rectangular form with rounded corners.


The subtly domed hinged cover of the box retains the original transfer depicting portraits of King Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark in addition to the coat of arms of Leeds.


The cover is further ornamented with the presentation details ‘7th July 1908, Wilfred L Hepton Lord Mayor, Souvenir of the visit to Leeds, of the King and Queen. Presented by the Lord Mayor’.


The underside of the Edwardian box is embellished with the original engraved inscription ‘Rowntree & Co Ltd, Cocoa & Chocolate Makers. York’.


The decoration to the underside of the box includes the coat of arms of the United Kingdom with ‘By appointment to H.M the King’, and the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales above ‘By appointment of HRH the Prince of Wales’.


The sides of the box are plain and unembellished.


Date: 1908

Condition


This antique commemorative box is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and excellent presentation condition.

There is minor loss to the transfer to the cover, but this remains in excellent condition in keeping with age.

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


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


Dimensions


Length 9cm/3.5"

Width 4.8cm/1.9"

Height 1.8cm/0.7"


 
 
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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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