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George V English Sterling Silver Desk Box 1928

George V sterling silver desk box. Made by Walker & Hall in Birmingham in 1928. Rectangular with raised and hinged cover. Box and cover have molded rims. Box and cover interiors cedar lined. Box underside lined with black leather. Hallmarked. Very good condition with crisp corners.

Dimensions: H 2 ¼ x W 5 ½ x D 3 ½ in. BH515

Elegant Edwardian English Letter Box 1904

Edwardian letter box in sterling silver and green leather. Made by Batson in London in 1904. Straight and leather-bound sides and back. Bombe front and hinged slant cover have silver veneer with applied borders of scrolls and flowers, and engraved floral garlands and flowers. Box interior has partitions in white board and green silk. Cover interior lined with green silk. A lovely and old fashioned piece. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with good patina and attractive period... Click for details

Art Deco Sterling Silver and Turquoise Enamel Case

Art Deco sterling silver and turquoise enamel case. Imported to London by FBR in 1926. Rectangular with chamfered corners. Front and back have tabs and silver borders with raised scrollwork and turquoise panels with radiating wave ornament. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with strong color and good patina.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 1 3/4 in. BI466

American Sterling Silver Desk Box C 1940

Sterling silver desk box. Made by Becht & Hartl in Newark, ca. 1940. Rectangular with beaded rim. Cover is hinged and flat with scalloped tab. Box interior cedar lined and partitioned. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with crisp corners.

Dimensions: H 1 ¼ x W 7 ½ x D 3 ¾ in. BI516

Tiffany Enamel Cigarette Case - Nautical Storm Warnings

Sterling silver cigarette case with enameled nautical flags. Made by Thomae in Attleboro, Mass., ca. 1940, for Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular and hinged. On cover are enameled flags and phrases “Storm warnings” and “Weather forecast.” Interior gilt. A fun piece of nautical nostalgia. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with good color and patina.

Dimensions: H 3 ¼ x W 4 ½ in. Weight: 4.8 troy ounces. BI464

Duck Spice Box - Dutch Silver C 1900

Dutch silver spice box in form of duck, ca. 1900. Bird stands erect with intense and mute gaze. Wings applied close to body, and feathers finely delineated as are spindly legs and webbed feet. Detachable head has gold glass eyes and closed bill. Pierced interior cover. A handsome bird. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 9 ½ x W 3 3/4 x D 11 in. Weight: 24 troy ounces. BI458

American Sterling Silver Wrist Compact Purse C 1910

Sterling silver lady’s compact purse. Made by Theodore W. Foster (formerly Foster & Bailey) in Providence, ca. 1910. Rectangular and hinged. Allover acid-etched scrolls and flowers. Compact interior with 3 compartments. With wrist chain and finger ring. Monogrammed. Hallmarked. A beautiful piece in fine condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 2 1/3 in. Weight: 4.5 troy ounces. BI251

Gorham Sterling Silver Jewelry Box - Romantic Heart

Sterling silver jewelry box in form of heart. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca. 1900. Heart-form with hinged cover and allover repousse scrolls and flowers. Vacant cartouche. Box and cover interior lined and fitted with green velvet. Very pretty. Attractive period wear including minor discoloration of velvet. Hallmark includes model no. B741.

Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 3 1/3 x D 3 1/2 in. Weight (including velvet): 4.5 troy ounces. BI456

Italian Rococo Silver Gilt and Enamel Cigarette Case

Gilt 800 silver and enamel cigarette case. Made by Antonio Fallaci in Florence, ca. 1965. Rectangular with hinged cover. Engraved scrolls and flowers on underside. Engraved linear ornament on sides. On cover are a seated man and woman examining a bird cage under the gaze of a shepherdess. The scene is bordered by engraved flowers and scrolls with turquoise enamel frames. Interior also gilt. Sweet and old fashioned. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with rich and mellowed... Click for details

Dutch Silver Casket Box with Windmill 1909

Dutch 833 silver casket box, 1909. Rectangular with repousse ornament. On sides is Dutch landscape with windmills, boats, farm animals, and buildings. Cover is hinged and reeded with foliate scrolls on stippled ground. Rests on four ball feet. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with rich patina.

Dimensions: H 3 1/3 x W 4 3/4 x D 3 1/8 in. Weight: 10.3 troy ounces. BL231

Dutch Silver Box with Naïve Sailboats C 1900

Dutch 833 silver box, ca. 1900. Rectangular with hinged cover. Side reeding. Engraved zigzag borders, and scrolls, foliage, and flowers. Cover is crimped with engraved nautical scene: 2 sailboats, each manned by solitary sailor. Fluid and semi-abstract decoration. Excellent condition with attractive period wear.

Dimensions: H 1 1/4 x W 5 1/3 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. BH717

American Sterling Silver Lady's Wrist Purse C 1915

Sterling silver lady’s purse. Made by JT Inman in Attleboro, Mass., ca. 1915. Rectangular and hinged. On front are etched flowers and historic monogram. Back is plain. Interior has 2 coin compartments, compact, and billfold clip. On cover interior is gilt honeycomb pattern. With wrist chain and finger ring. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.

Dimensions (without chain): H 3 1/3 x W 2 ½ in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. BI235

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