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Sterling Silver Trinket/Jewellery Casket - Antique Victorian

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

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Sterling Silver Trinket/Jewellery Casket - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Trinket/Jewellery Casket - Antique Victorian

Description


This fine antique Victorian sterling silver trinket/jewellery casket has been realistically modelled in the form of a chest.


The surface of the body is embellished with chased decoration depicting floral sprays in a woven basket flanked with simplified stemmed foliate designs.


Each end of the chest is ornamented with a chased bird motif accented wit a floral swags and pensile floral designs.


The decoration to the body incorporates an applied band replicating the details of the original straps and accented with articulated padlocks.


This jewellery box is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover ornamented with a continuation of the decoration to the body.


The cover is surmounted with an impressive hinged opposing scrolling handle and secures with a scrolling leaf decorated latch.


The interior of the cover retains the original gilding.


The body of this antique silver jewellery casket is fitted with a navy blue velvet lined interior.


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Date: 1892

Condition


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

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the box and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover, in addition to the continental hallmark to the underside are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 7.2cm/2.8"

Width 3.7cm/1.5"

Height to top of handle 6.3cm/2.5"


Weight


3.5 troy ounces/109g (including velvet fitment)


Read a brief history of sterling silver jewellery boxes


 
 
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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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