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Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)

An exceptional, fine and impressive unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver biscuit box/container; an addition to our diverse silver box collection

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Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)
Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container by Horace Woodward & Co - Antique Victorian (1880)

Description


This exceptional and large antique sterling silver biscuit box has a plain cylindrical form.


The surface of this Victorian biscuit barrel is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest displaying a coat of arms depicting a sinister hand couped with a motto below a griffin's head erased.


The box is fitted with a plain hallmarked hinged circular cover, surmounted with a central plain oval hallmarked ring loop handle.


The unusual hinge features a triangular socket in junction with the body, in addition to a rectangular socket to the posterior surface of the cover.


This antique sterling silver biscuit box is fitted with a hinged hallmarked catch secured with a push fit pin connected via a link safety chain.


Read a brief history of antique sterling silver biscuit boxes


Date: 1880

Condition


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

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the box, and part hallmarks, as expected struck to the catch, ring handle and interior of the cover are all clear.


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


Dimensions


Height 18.3cm/7.2"

Diameter 14.5cm/5.7"


Weight


28.4 troy ounces/883g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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