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Sterling Silver Jewellery / Trinket Box by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd - Antique Edwardian (1906)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver jewellery / trinket box; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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Edwardian Sterling Silver Jewellery Box
Sterling Silver Jewellery / Trinket Box by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd - Antique Edwardian (1906)

Description


This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver jewellery box has an oval form.


The surface of the body is embellished with impressive bright cut engraved floral and foliate festoons suspended from ribbon bow motifs.


This antique jewellery/trinket box is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover encompassed with an applied tied reed decorated border.


The upper plateau of the cover is embellished with bright cut engraved floral and foliate garlands, incorporating further ribbon bow designs supporting a wreathe bordered vacant cartouche.


The plain anterior edge of the cover features a plain rounded thumbpiece.


The cover opens to reveal the original gilded interior.


The body is supported by four sterling silver applied, leaf decorated legs to volute scrolling feet.


NOTE: The majority of such boxes have a wood lining to the interior and weighted bases; it is a sign of quality when boxes have unweighted, unlined interiors in addition to a solid silver cover.


Read a brief history of antique silver jewellery boxes


Date: 1906

Condition


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

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

The applied decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved ornamentation is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the gilded rim to the body and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


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


Dimensions


Length across feet 13.5cm/5.3"

Width across feet 10.8cm/4.3"

Length of body 12cm/4.7"

Width of body 9.2cm/3.6"

Height 6.7cm/2.6"


Weight


8.8 troy ounces/275g


 
 
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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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