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Sterling Jewelry Boxes

The number of sterling jewelry boxes available at Nelson and Nelson is extensive, with various unique finds such as cigar, enamel, and desk boxes. We also do beautiful hand engravings on sterling boxes. You can use our antique boxes however you desire. Whether you wish to use them for storing desk supplies or valuables, engravable sterling jewelry boxes are both functional and beautiful. They will certainly catch the eye of any passerby while sitting proudly on your desk or shelf. Our collection of sterling jewelry boxes are the perfect size to store all your fine jewelry pieces.

Take a look at our antique sterling silver boxes for sale below.

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Turn-of-the-century Meiji-era Japanese silver keepsake box. Rectangular with hinged cover. Scary, scaly dragons wrap around the sides and lie coiled on the cover top. Fierce horned beasts with major dentition in high tactile relief. Allover spot-hammered ground. Marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 6 1/4 x D 4 1/8 in. Weight: 12.6 troy ounces. #BX369

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00

George IV sterling silver snuffbox. Made by Joseph Willmore in Birmingham in 1825. Rectangular with hinged cover and tooled ornamental rims. Cover and bottom have same borders. Sides engine-turned as is bottom center. Cover center has engraved script presentation: “This Box / Presented to Joseph Hunt by his / Brother Sergeants by the 37th Reg..t / as a Lasting Memento of Friendship / after a Service of 27 Years in the Corps / Limerick 26 Augt 1828”.

What momentous events Sergeant Hunt... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,050.00
Listed Price $1,500.00

Large Tiffany American Art Deco Sterling Silver Box Large Art Deco sterling silver box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1927. Rectangular with straight sides and curved corners. Cover flat and hinged with molded rim and on top central rectangular cartouche (vacant). Fine and dense acid-etched allover scrollwork mesh. Box and cover interior cedar-lined and partitioned. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 21146C (first produced in 1927), and director’s letter m. Excellent... Click for details

Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00

Turn-of-the-century German 800 silver box with Napoleon theme. Rectangular with cast corner-mounted eagle supports.

On box front is frieze of Napoleon being offered the key to a city; on back he addresses the supplicating vanquished. Both panels bordered by imbricated leaves and Greek key; applied eagles (of which one a keyhole plate) and military trophies. On box ends are the coat of arms. Cover hinged and raised with cast finial in form of Napoleon on horseback, pointing the way. On... Click for details

Sale Price: $12,025.00
Listed Price $18,500.00

Japanese Modern silver box on stand, ca 1930. Rectangular with curved corners. Box has straight sides and cover top is gently raised and has applied gilt medallion with dramatic dragon in low relief. Box and cover interior lined with stained-wood. Stand has wide and tapering shoulder and flat well border with open stained-wood bottom. Marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Box: H 2 1/2 x W 6 1/2 x D 4 3/4 in. Stand: H 7/8 x W 8 1/8 x D 6 3/8 in. #BX437

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00

Japanese silver jewelry box, ca 1910. Rectilinear with straight sides and loose trefoil handle with petal mounts on top. Sides and top have engraved fans with cranes, dahlias, and landscapes. Front has two hinged doors with ornamental strap hinges and scrolled and hinged bracket finial. Interior has three black-lacquered graduated drawers with same handles and mounts, and green velvet lining. Same lacquer on door interiors and box underside. For special keepsakes. Japanese marks. Very good... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,450.00
Listed Price $3,500.00

Midcentury Modern sterling silver box. Rectangular with concave sides and inset bottom. Cover hinged and raised with scrolled tab and cabled rim. Box interior wood lined. Stylish with plenty of room for engraving. Marked “Sterling 925 / Camusso / Made in Peru”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 5/8 x W 8 1/8 x D 5 1/4 in. Gross weight: 18.5 troy ounces. #BX358

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00

Japanese silver box, ca 1890. Rectangular with straight sides and hinged cover. On cover top and box sides are chased and engraved iris flowers and tendrils in eddying water. Stippled ground. Box and cover interior lined with stained wood. Open bottom. Meiji-era Art Nouveau for the cosmopolitan West. Appears to be unmarked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 3 x W 6 3/4 x D 3 5/8 in. Gross weight: 15 troy ounces. #BX248

Sale Price: $2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00

Turn-of-the-century Victorian Regency sterling silver jewelry box. Made by Mauser in New York. Rectangular and concave with curved corners and hinged cover. Chased ornament including garlands and scrollwork. On cover top is inset green hardstone medallion surrounded by wreath. Rests on 4 open scroll, leaf, and flower supports. Velvet lining. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 1854. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 2 7/8 x W 5 3/8 x D 4 1/8 in. Gross weight: 12.8 troy... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00

George V sterling silver box. Made by John & William Deakin in Chester in 1918. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged with curved top and tapering tab. Cedar lined and partitioned. Underside leather lined. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 10 x D 5 1/2 in. Gross weight: 46 troy ounces. #BX441

Sale Price: $4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00

Fancy Italian Classical sterling silver keepsake casket. Curved front and back with applied scrolling leaf and flower clusters in engraved ornamental surrounds. Columnar scalloped ends with chased scrolling leaves. Cover hinged and raised with same as well as stippled border and corner scallop shells. Open leafing scroll tab and scallop shell and volute scroll corner supports. Gilt-washed interior. Marked 925 [in oval] with phrases “Made in Italy”, “Cesellato a Mano”, and “Sterling by... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00

Modern Classical sterling silver box. Made by Buccellati in Italy. Lobed and bellied ovoid bowl. Cover hinged with radiating flutes and vasiform finial. Four leaf-mounted paw supports. Marked “Italy Buccellati Sterling”. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 5 x W 5 x D 3 3/4 in. Weight: 11.8 troy ounces. #BX244

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
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