Design Drives Our Passion For Antique Sterling Silver And Antique Jewelry
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
George V sterling silver desk box. Made by Arthur & John Zimmerman in Birmingham in 1922. Square with straight sides and molded rim. Cover is hinged and raised with molded rim. Box and cover interior cedar lined. Box underside lined with black leather. Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 x W 3 ½ x D 3 ½ in. Weight (with cedar and leather): 10.5 troy ounces. BI485$650
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
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
Renaissance-Revival sterling silver box. Made by Theodore B. Starr in New York, ca. 1890. Cartouche-form. Cover is hinged with repousse Grotesque ornament, including mask, scrolls, and strapwork. Vacant cartouche. Box interior partitioned. Hallmark includes model no. 42. Excellent condition with rich patina.
Dimensions: H 1 x W 5 x D 3 ¼ in. Weight: 4.7 troy ounces. BI626$495
French 950 silver desk box, ca. 1910. Rectangular with paneled sides. Cover is hinged with molded rim. On top is rectangular cartouche bordered by garlands, scrolls, and foliage. Elegant and subdued. Art Nouveau with a hint of Rococo. Box and cover interior cedar lined. Box underside lined with leather. Mercury head hallmark. Excellent condition with delicate patina and crisp corners.
Dimensions: H 2 ¾ x W 8 ½ x D 5 ¾ in. BI564$3,500
George V sterling silver coffer box. Made by John and William Deakin in Sheffield in 1930. Rectangular with paneled sides and half columns. Chased symbols include scales, grain heads, and fasces. Engraved armorial with motto “Fear God honor the king.” Cover is raised and paneled with large finial in form of classical man. Box rests on 4 bun feet. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: H 9 x W 9 ¼ x D 4 ¼ in. Weight: 39 troy ounces. BI549$5,000