Design Drives Our Passion For Antique Sterling Silver And Antique Jewelry
German 800 silver spice box in form of snipe, ca. 1900. A compact bird with dense feathers, long and tapering beak, beady eyes, and clawed talons. Head is detachable and pierced. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with rich patina.
Dimensions: H 4 ¾ x W 8 x D 2 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. BI758$2,000
George III sterling silver snuff box. Made by John Shaw in Birmingham in 1812. Rectangular. Top and bottom have tapering sides. Cover is hinged with scalloped tab and circular cartouche (vacant). Allover engraved scrolls and pointille. Hatched molding around perimeter. Box and cover interior lightly gilt.
Dimensions: H ¾ x W 3 ¼ x D 2 1/8 in. Weight: 2.6 troy ounces. BI629$695
Sterling silver and 14 kt gold compact and coin purse. Made by Watrous (a division of International) in Wallingford, ca. 1910. Rectangular with curved and hinged sides and round corners. Alternating stripes in rose gold and reeded silver. Rectangular cartouche in silver (vacant). Interior is gilt with silver compact and 2 coin compartments. With wrist chain. Hallmark includes no. 1741.
Dimensions: H 2 ½ x W 3 ½ in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. BI251$450
Elizabeth II sterling silver desk box. Made by Harman Bros. in Birmingham in 1958. Rectangular with spread bracket feet at corners. Cover is hinged and flat with tab. Allover engine-turned pattern. On cover are two reeded bands that wrap around to front and back sides. Rectangular tablet (vacant) applied to front. Box and cover interior wood lined and partitioned. Box underside lined with black lacquer. Very attractive. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with crisp corners and snuggly... Click for details$1,350
Sterling silver jewelry box with violin. Made by Towle in Newburyport, Mass., ca. 1940. Rectangular with straight sides. Raised and hinged cover with molded rim. Mounted on cover are violin and bow. Box interior has fitted velvet. Hallmarked. Excellent condition crisp corners and good patina.
Dimensions: H 3 x W 6 ¼ x D 3 ¼ in. Weight (with velvet); 14.7 troy ounces. BI183$2,250
George VI sterling silver pocket purse. Made by Boots Pure Drug Co. in Birmingham in 1942. Rectangular and hinged with round corners. Engraved reeded stripes. Applied circular cartouche (vacant). Interior has leather pockets. With ring. A nice piece of wartime silver. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with attractive period wear.
Dimensions: H 3 ½ x W 2 ¼ in. Weight (with leather): 1.9 troy ounces. BI255$325
Sterling silver cigarette case with marine motif. Made by R. Blackinton in North Attleboro, Mass., ca. 1900. Rectangular and hinged. Chased and repousse double-sided aquatic scene: water, plants, and fish. Interior gilt. Hallmark includes model no. 597. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 3 ¼ x W 2 ¾ in. Weight: 3.4 troy ounces. BI742$1,250
Modern sterling silver postage stamp box. Made by Thomae in Attleboro, Mass., ca. 1930. Tubular with hinged cover. Interior has 2 posts for unspooling stamp rolls, which thread through the vertical slits on box and cover front. Spare and functional. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: H 1 ¼ x W 4 x D 2 ¼ in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. BI698$495
Art Nouveau sterling silver cigarette case. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1901. Rectangular and concave with hinged cover. Figure of dancing female manipulating diaphanous drapery applied to cover. Interior lightly gilt. Hallmark includes date symbol and model no. B1732M. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 3 ½ x W 2 ½ in. Weight: 3 troy ounces. BI754$950
George VI sterling silver desk box. Made by Deakin & Francis in Birmingham in 1937. Straight sides and 4 stepped bracket supports at corners. Hinged double-covers with engine-turned wave ornament, plain skyscraper ornament, and onyx pulls. Interior comprises 2 cedar-lined compartments. Box underside lined with leather. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 2 x 7 ¼ x D 3 7/8 in. Weight (with cedar, leather, and onyx): 20.7 troy ounces. BI632$2,000
George VI sterling silver desk box. Made by WT Toghill in Birmingham in 1939. Rectangular with round corners. Cover is hinged and has tab. On cover top is central rectangular cartouche (vacant) with diagonal lines from cartouche corner to cover corner, and allover engine-turned ornament. Box and cover interior cedar lined and partitioned. Box underside lined with leather. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with good patina and snugly fitting cover.
Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x W 6 ½ x D 3 ½... Click for details$1,450
Sterling silver jewelry box. Made by Mauser in New York, ca. 1900. Rectangular. Raised cover with tapering tab. Acid-etched garlands and foliage. Box and cover interior lined and fitted with purple velvet. Hallmark includes model no. 3706. Excellent condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: H 2 1/3 x W 5 ¼ x D 3 ½ in. BK222$1,100