Exquisite antique silver floral engraved Trinket Box hallmarked Birmingham 1910 by Henry Matthews

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What can only be described as an exquisite solid silver Trinket Box!  This box is oval shaped.   The hinged lid is decorated with very pretty engraving and is embellished with a beautiful wavy edge border.  The body of the box is a lovely plain polished silver and stands on four decorative feet. Very clear hallmarks are visible to the underneath of the box,  for the Birmingham Assay Office with a date mark for 1910 and Lion Passant indicating the finest sterling silver.    The silver maker's mark is also clearly visible for:  Henry Matthews.  Partial hallmarks can also be seen on the lid lip.

When opened, a the lovely lemony gilt interior is displayed on the underside of the lid and the interior is dressed with green velvet.  

The box is nicely proportioned  (6.2 cm deep x 8.5 cm width x 3.8 cm height approx.) and as well as being beautifully ornamental is practical to house special trinkets!

This is a very special box, outstanding in its appearance,  is unusual and rare,  and in lovely antique collector's condition.  The craftmanship of the silversmith is very apparent!

 Hallmarks:  Birmingham 1910 by Henry Matthews.

 

Measurements:

Height:  3.8 cm approx.

Width:  8.5 cm approx.

Depth:   6.2 cm approx.

Weight: 81 grams approx.  (A good weight , nice and sturdy).

Weights and measurements are approximate.

NJLK36-02