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Sterling Silver Jewellery Casket - Antique George V

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver jewellery casket made by Walker & Hall; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

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Description


This exceptional George V sterling silver jewellery casket has a rectangular form onto four swept bracket style feet.


The anterior surface of this antique jewellery casket is embellished with a hallmarked, cast and applied cartouche accented with scrolling leaf decoration and bead motifs, in addition to floral motifs to either end.


The lower portion of the body is embellished with a scrolling leaf design to the centre.


The anterior edge of the original panelled hallmarked hinged cover is ornamented with further cast and applied floral designs.


The cover is surmounted with an exceptional finial modelled in the form of a coat of arms, all above the motto 'Floret Qui Laborat' - She/He Who Labours, Prospers*.


The body of this fine silver jewellery casket features a bespoke navy blue velvet fitment which has a lift out tray, in addition to a central well with an integrated ring holder to one side.


This antique box retains the original leatherette covering to the underside.


* These heraldic markings pertain to Mossley Hollins High School of Tameside, England.


Read a brief history of antique silver jewellery boxes


Date: 1926

Condition


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

The casket has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body, in addition to part hallmarks to the cover and cartouche are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 24.6cm/9.7"

Width 10.6cm/4.2"

Height 15.8cm/6.2"


Weight


34.4 troy ounces/1070g (including velvet fitment)


 
 
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