ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER AND FAUX TORTOISESHELL SILVER INLAY TRINKET BOX
We are pleased to be able to offer this intricately designed Silver & faux Tortoiseshell Trinket Box made by the Renowned Silversmiths Levi & Salaman in 1918
A Fine Quality Silver Trinket Box with Silver Inlay Tortoise Shell Top
The silver pique inlaid on the top is a very pretty design of flaired circular foilage and it stands on 3 intricately designed ball claw feet . Inside it is lined in the original blue velvet.
The top is inset with a stunning piece of period tortoiseshell with beautiful markings and colours ranging from golden champagne to rich chocolate brown the shell is inlaid with the most charming pique inlay. There is an original leatherette underside to the base.
The colours of the faux Tortoiseshell dance with deep rich browns and oranges, its stunning, the quality of the craftsmanship is breathtaking.
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 7.5 cm in diameter and 4 cm High
Weight 95 g
(measurements and weights where specified are approximate)
The trinket box is in good condition for its age there are a few dings to the body, the feet are a little bent out of true, there is a split on one of the front feet where it joins the body, the base is also a little out of shape. (Please see photos) but otherwise in good condition for its age, 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 adds to the history of the object.
Please study the photos as these form an integral part of the description.