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Georgian sterling silver snuffbox. Made by Lawrence & Co. in Birmingham in 1822. Rectangular with inset reeded sides and hinged cover. Large oval agate plaques inset on cover and bottom bordered by engraved flower petals. Interior richly gilt. Hallmark includes George III duty mark and date letter “y” (that is, 1822). Very good condition and patina.

Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 2 1/8 in. Total weight: 5.5 troy ounces. BM733

Listed Price $1,250.00

Antique sterling silver “lunchbox” purse. Made by Blackinton in North Attleboro, ca 1920. Rectangular with curved corners. Double hinged cover with hinged hasp, c-scroll swing handle and wrist chain. Interior has three spring coin compartments and is gilt. A great novelty fashion accessory. Hallmark includes no. 6392. Very good condition and patina.

Dimensions: H (without handle) 2 x W 3 1/2 x D 2 1/2 in. Weight:5.9 troy ounces. BO655

Listed Price $995.00

Sterling silver and wood humidor. Made by Fradley in New York, ca 1920. Wood with spread base painted in cinnabar color. Sterling silver cover flat and hinged with disc finial and fretwork border. Interior has hard opaque white lining. Cover hallmark includes no. 2553GN. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 x W 10 3/8 x D 8 in. Weight (cover only): 7.5 troy ounces. BO527

Listed Price $550.00

Sterling silver box. Made by Woods & Chatellier in New York, ca 1910. Heart-form with allover acid-etched scrolled foliage. Cover hinged with heart cartouche (vacant) supported by two lions rampant. A regal but romantic Valentine’s Day gift. Hallmark includes no. 502. Very good definition and patina.

Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x W 3 1/2 x D 3 3/4 in. Weight: 3.8 troy ounces. BM709

Listed Price $795.00

Edwardian sterling silver box. Made by John Chatellier in Newark, ca 1915. Rectangular with wrap around stripes: reeded alternating with plain. Cover curved and hinged with molded rim. Same ornament with strapwork border on engine-turned ground and central circular medallion (vacant). Hallmark includes no. 110/319. Very good condition with crisp corners and nice definition.

Dimensions: H 2 x W 5 7/8 x D 3 7/8 in. Weight: 12 troy ounces. BO501

Listed Price $1,400.00

George VI sterling silver desk box.  Made in Birmingham in 1951. Rectangular with plain and straight sides.  Cover flat and hinged with engine-turned ornament: horizontal waves bordered by wrap-around waves and lines. In center vertical lines terminating in notched comma-form tab.  Corner supports same. Box interior cedar lined.  Box underside leather lined.

A snazzy design with lots of room for engraving (cover interior also plain).  Indistinct maker’s mark, though probably Barker... Click for details

Listed Price $1,850.00

Beautiful enameled horse on Swiss silver cigarette case. Rectangular and hinged. On cover a true-to-life portrait of harnessed and placid equine. Brown fur with white patch and patient eyes. Interior gilt with engraved Christmas greetings (“Weihnachten 1924”). Hallmarked on nub “935” (that is higher silver content than sterling). Fine condition and color.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 1/2 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. BM539

Listed Price $3,000.00

Silver spice box. Made by Johann Leonhard Eyssler in Nuremberg in early 18th century. Rectangular with chamfered corners and spread foot. Cover hinged and stepped. Gadrooning and chased strapwork. Interior partitioned. Fully hallmarked on underside. Good condition with excellent patina. Interior rusted.

Dimensions: 1 3/8 x W 2 7/8 x D 2 3/8 in. Weight: 3.12 troy ounces. BM631

Listed Price $3,250.00

Sterling silver box.  Made by Blackinton in North Attleboro, Mass.,  ca 1910.  Heart form.  Cover hinged and curved with engraved garlands and scrolls.  A sweetheart’s gift in touching, slightly naive style.  Hallmark includes no. 2169.

Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 3 1/2 x D 3 5/8 in. Weight: 3.6 troy ounces. BM680

Listed Price $695.00

Sterling silver box.  Made by Cartier in New York, ca 1950 Drum form with straight sides and slightly overhanging rim band. Cover curved with finial in form of inverted and truncated cone. Distinctive.  Hallmark includes no. 104. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 5/8 x D 4 1/2 in. Weight: 15 troy ounces. BO594

Listed Price $1,350.00

Chic Portuguese 916 silver box.  Rectangular with curved covers.  Cover hinged and inset with rectangular lapis lazuli plaque.  Box interior cedar lined. Fine form and craftsmanship.  Hallmark includes Lisbon retailer's name W. A. Sarmento.  Very good condition.

Dimensions:  H 2 1/2 x W 6 1/4 x D 4 3/4 in. Gross weight (with stone): 24.3 troy ounces BO544

Listed Price $1,850.00

Sterling silver box.  Made by Kalo Shop in Chicago, ca 1920. Drum-form with straight sides. Cover threaded and gently curved with incised rim band.  A second band formed from cover and box seam. An economical design with fine hand hammering.  Enough room for the special keepsakes. Hallmark includes no. R1.  Very good condition.

Large dimensions: H 4 3/8 x D 4 7/8 in. Weight: 16.6 troy ounces. BO580

Listed Price $2,500.00
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