ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER TRINKET/JEWELLERY BOX WITH SILVER INLAY Faux TORTOISESHELL TOP
We are pleased to offer this intricately designed Large Silver & faux Tortoiseshell Trinket/Jewellery Box
(makers mark rubbed)
A Fine Quality Silver Trinket Box with Silver Inlay Tortoise Shell Top
This Tortoiseshell Box is of the plain Circular form. It has a Beautiful Silver pique design in the form of Scrolls and Swags around a central car touche free from any monogram. It sits upon 4 intricately designs claw like legs and hoof feet.
The base along with the body and rim of the lid is presented in Sterling Silver.
Inside it is adorned in the original gold Gilt with semi reflective appearance. It is inset with a stunning piece of period tortoiseshell with beautiful markings and colours ranging from golden champagne to rich chocolate brown the shell are inlaid with the most charming silver pique inlay.
The colours of the faux Tortoiseshell dance with deep rich browns and oranges, it’s stunning, the quality of the craftsmanship is breath taking.
This Box is so very tactile and once held has the most wonderful feel.
This will add something very special and rare to any collection my photos don't do it justice.
Size 11 cm in diameter and 5.2 cm High
Weight 158 g
(Measurements and weights where specified are approximate)
The trinket box is in good condition for its age there are a few minor dings to the box, and a bigger one above a leg (Please see photos) slight play on closure but otherwise in good condition, that being said this doesn't detract at all from its rare beauty, just mentioned for accuracy.
All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only add to the history of the object.
Please study the photos as these form an integral part of the description.