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Sterling Silver and Cut Glass Biscuit Box by John Grinsell & Sons - Antique Victorian (1892)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and cut glass biscuit box; an addition to our silver mounted glass collection

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Sterling Silver and Cut Glass Biscuit Box by John Grinsell & Sons - Antique Victorian (1892)

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian glass biscuit box has a cylindrical rounded form.


The glass body is fitted with a plain cylindrical hallmarked sterling silver mount to the upper rim.


This antique glass biscuit box is fitted with a hallmarked domed hinged cover embellished with embossed fluted decoration in a swirl design, incorporating a central vacant circular cartouche encircled with an incurved border.


The cover opens to reveal the original gilt interior.


The impressive moulded glass body is ornamented with further concave fluted decoration in a swirl design, reflecting the design to the cover.


The glass container is embellished with a star cut motif to the underside.


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Date: 1892

Condition


The mount and cover of this antique glass biscuit box are a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The embossed decoration is very sharp.

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


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


Dimensions


Height 15.8cm/6.2"

Diameter 12.9cm/5.1"


 
 
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