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.
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.