5,779 visitors today 1 antiques added today

Superb Victorian London 1893 Hallmarked Silver Gilt Mounted And Marble Lidded Jar By George Betjemann And Sons, Famous Makers Of Fancy Goods.


£195 | $260 USD | €221 EUR
Item Number: SA57011
Date of manufacture: 1890
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Serpentine Antiques
This antique has been viewed 20 times in the past month with the most views from France.


London 1893 English hallmarked solid silver and marble unique lidded jar by famous maker George Betjemann and Sons, the inventors of the tantalus, and the most famous maker of luxury fancy goods in the world during this era.
The beautifully veined green marble jar or canister is mounted with a silver gilt rim, with pale gilding, and a beautiful applied crest to the lid. The lid is perfectly fitted to the jar, and slides in as if on an air cushion.
This was used by the previous owner as a tobacco jar, but is equally at home as a tea caddy or desk or dressing table tidy. It's weight also means it can double as a paper weight!
Size-4.75 inches high by 2.75 inches diameter.
Weight-690 grams before packing.
It makes a wonderful presentation on desk or table, and is a very unusual piece. I have never seen another. It would have been an expensive piece at the time, probably made bespoke for a client.
There is a small slice/chip on the underside of the base, only visible when the jar turned upside down, mentioned for accuracy.
A really lovely and very decorative jar in very good condition overall, excellent for a pipe smoker, tea drinker, or novelty silver collector.
Please click on my personal website link in the top left column of this page, or go to to see additional items not listed on this site. If you would like additional photos, I am happy to provide them.
If you wish to view or collect this item, please email or prior to travelling, to verify its location and availability. Not all inventory is available at the UK location.
Internal Ref: 5767


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1890.

Seller Details

Serpentine Antiques
at The Antiques Warehouse
Badshot Farm
St. Georges Rd
United Kingdom

International Tel:

Email seller about this item:

Link to this item

Other relevant categories