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Mappin & Webb Silver Pique & Tortoiseshell Box Birmingham 1913

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Woodbridge Antiques


A truly superb solid silver and tortoiseshell Trinket Box. Wonderfully shaped and standing on four attractive feet, this box is sterling silver and has the most gorgeous tortoiseshell lid with wonderful silver pique decoration inlaid. The lid is hinged on the back and opens and closes perfectly. When open, the ivory coloured velvet interior is revealed. The base of the box is a lovely bottle green leather and is stamped 'Mappin & Webb' in gold lettering.
The clear hallmarks are also visible on the base frame for the Birmingham Assay Office with a date mark for 1913 and Lion Passant, along with the makers mark: Mappin & Webb . Partial marks can also be seen on the side of the lid.
A splendid box, sublime in every way: Shape and design, proportions, condition, quality and colour of the tortoiseshell!
The quality of the silversmith is evident!
Condition: In lovely antique collector's condition.
Hallmarks and maker's marks: Birmingham 1913 by Mappin & Webb
Height: 3.4 cm approx.
Width: 8.4 cm approx.
Depth: 5.7cm approx.
Weight: 97.5 grams approx
Please note this item can only be posted within the UK due to import restrictions on tortoiseshell in other countries.
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Internal Ref: NJLG93-22


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Height = 3.4 cm (1.3")
Width = 8.4 cm (3.3")
Depth = 5.7 cm (2.2")

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IP12 1BX
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