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Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Dressing Table Boxes - Antique George V (1922)

£995.00

A fine and impressive pair of antique George V English sterling silver and tortoiseshell dressing table boxes; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU A2993

These fine antique George V sterling silver dressing table boxes have a plain cylindrical form.


The body of each box is encircled with a plain embossed decorated band below the sleeve.


Each box is fitted with a push fit hallmarked sterling silver cover featuring an impressive tortoiseshell panel ornamented with unusual piqué work depicting the White Star liner 'Pittsburg'*.


The interior of each cover features a circular mirror.


These silver and tortoiseshell boxes accommodate the original powders and puff.


* The Pittsburgh was built in Belfast in 1913 and didn't start service till 1922 where her main voyages were between Liverpool and Boston. In 1926 she was renamed and refitted as the Red Star liner 'Pennland' used for troop transport. She sank in 1941 during a German air raid.


Date: 1922

These antique dressing table boxes are a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

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

Full hallmarks struck to the surface and part hallmarks to the cover of each are all very clear; the maker’s mark to each shows signs of wear but remains legible.


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


Diameter of cover 4.3cm/1.7"

Diameter of base 3.8cm/1.5"

Height 2.7cm/1.1"


Not measurable due to the tortoiseshell.


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International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations CINOA
LAPADA THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS
National Association of Jewellery UK's trade association NAJ