RARE GEORGIAN SILVER NUTMEG GRATER BY SAMUEL ...

Item Number
JANV95

This exquisite and very unusual Georgian nutmeg grater bears the marks of the sought-after silversmith Samuel Pemberton and is dated Birmingham 1795. Nutmeg graters are scarce and usually in poor condition. This one is in excellent order, is fully hallmarked, which is not always the case.
The bright-cut cylindrical body is the perfect size to house a nutmeg, as can be seen on one of my images. The pull-off domed cover opens to reveal the original steel grater. The lower section with a pull-off lid protecting the grater. The inner lid is fully hallmarked.

Hallmarks:

S.P for Samuel Pemberton..
Date letter "x" for 1795.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:

Very good.

No dings, repairs dents to the cover or main body.
Pull-off base in excellent condition.
Clear hallmarks.
Crisp decorations.
One minor split on domed cover, commensurate with age, tiny and mentioned for accuracy.

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Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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£750

RARE ARTS & CRAFT SPOT-HAMMERED SILVER BACHELOR ...

Item Number
OCT71

This very distinctive and fabulous Arts & Craft, spot hammered, silver bachelor teapot and is dated Birmingham 1907. The tapered body with unusual and wonderfully executed rivets decorations, resembling a riveted leather vessel.

Ebonised wooden handle and finial.

Hallmarks:

JF for James Fenton.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "h" for 1907.

Dimensions and weight:

Length: 17cm / 7 inches.
Height: 12cm / 4 inches.
Base diameter: 10cm / 4 inches.
Weight: 260g / 9 oz


Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents .
No split to the wooden handle or finial.
Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.

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£725

SUPERB GEORGE V FULL SIZE SOLID SILVER ...

Item Number
FEV62

This elegant solid silver three piece family size tea set was made by the celebrated Walker & Hall and is hallmarked for Sheffield 1930. The teapot of compressed circular form is raised on a circular pedestal foot. It has a decorative ovolo border and an ebonised handle and finial. The sugar bowl and cream jug with conforming decorations.

Hallmarks:

W&H for Walker & Hall.
Lion Passant.
London Assay Mark.
Date letter "q" and "n" for 1930 and 1933.

Dimensions and combined weight:

Teapot:

Length: 25cm - 9 1/2 inches.
Height: 12cm - 5 inches.
Diameter: 16 cm - 6 1/2
Weight: 586g - 20 3/4 oz

Cream Jug:
Height: 8cm / 3 inches.
Length handle to spout: 13cm / 5 inches.
Weight: 155g / 5 1/2 oz

Sugar bowl:
Length handle to handle: 14cm - 5 2/8 inches.
Height: 7cm / 3 inches.
Weight: 214g / 7 1/2 oz

Combined weight: 956 g - 33 3/4 oz.

Condition:
Excellent. no dings, no dents, not engraved.
Good set of marks on three pieces.

Postage UK: £10 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £25 International Signed For.
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£695

STUNNING SOLID SILVER COMPORT BY CHARLES BOYTON ...

Item Number
OCT66

This is a fabulous 8 inches, solid silver, pedestal dish or comport dated Sheffield 1928 and made by Charles Boyton & Sons. The shallow dish of circular form with scrolling pierced gallery and applied with a cast fruiting vine border.
Standing on a circular stepped foot.
It has an excellent gauge of silver and feels heavy when picked up.

Hallmarks:

CB&S for Charles Boston & Sons.
Sheffield Assay Mark.
Date letters "v" for 1928.
Lion Passant.

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings, no dents.
Good set of hallmarks.

Dimension and Weight:

Diameter: 21cm / 8 inches.
Height: 5cm / 2 inch.
Weight: 450g / 14.4 oz.

Postage UK: £11 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £20 International Signed For.

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£425

FABULOUS PAIR OF REGENCY SILVER MOUNTED AMETHYST ...

Item Number
FEV89

This is an exquisite pair of Regency silver mounted glass decanters. Each simple and elegant amber and amethyst glass decanters mounted with a silver fruiting vine collar and fitted with the matching fruiting vine stopper.

Hallmarks:
Collar unmarked but tested as silver

Dimensions:
Height: 34cm / 13.2 inches.
Base diameter: 7.5cm / 3 inches.

Condition:
Excellent.
No chips, no cracks, no cloudiness.
Silver neck in good condition.

Postage:
Postage UK: £11 Special delivery
Postage overseas: £20 International courier.
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£400

FABULOUS EDWARDIAN SOLID SILVER TEA CADDY BY ...

Item Number
OCT72

This stunning Edwardian silver tea caddy is in the sought-after "Queen Anne" style. I t was made in London 1903 by the reputed Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company. Of oval form, it features half fluted decorations and a domed hinged cover with silver finial and flanked by two lion mask ring handles.

Heavy gauge and wonderful quality.


Hallmarks:

Full hallmarks on main body.
Partial hallmarks inside lid.
Retailer's marks on base.


G&SCo Ltd for the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company.
Lion Passant.
London Assay mark.
Date letters "h" for 1903.

Dimensions and Weight:

Height up to finial: 11cm / 4.3 inches
Width: 12cm / 5 inches.
Weight: 195g / 7oz.

Condition

Excellent.

No dings. No dents. No repairs.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.

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£395

VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER BACHELOR THREE PIECE TEA ...

Item Number
MARS57

This very elegant solid silver three piece tea service is dated Birmingham 1900. The teapot of traditional part-fluted form has an ebonised handle and finial . The matching sugar bowl and cream jug have a good silver gauge.

Hallmarks:

A&J Z for A & J Zimmerman.
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Date letters "z" and "a" for 1900.


Dimensions and combined weight:

Teapot:

Length: 23cm / 9 inches.
Height: 12cm / 5 inches.
Weight: 336g / 11.8 oz

Cream Jug:

Height: 7cm / 3 inches.
Length handle to spout: 11cm / 4 inches.
Weight: 80g / 2.8 oz

Sugar bowl:

Length: 14cm / 5.4 inches.
Height: 7cm / 3 inches.
Weight: 127g / 4.5 oz

Combined weight: 543 g / 19.1 oz.

Condition:

Excellent; no dings, no dents, not engraved.
Good set of marks on three pieces.

Postage UK: £10 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £25 International Signed For.

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£375

EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER GILT & GREEN GLASS ...

Item Number
FEV56

This is a rare and fabulous Victorian silver gilt & glass double-ended scent bottle and vinaigrette. The Bristol green glass faceted body mounted on one end with a screw-top and hinged silver gilt vinaigrette lid. The scent bottle end with a conforming embossed hinged silver lid. Fitted with original glass stopper.

Hallmarks:

Unmarked as it was very often the case with scent bottle lids but tested as silver.

Dimensions:

Length: 9cm - 3 1/2 inches.
Diameter: 2.5cm - 1 inch.

Condition:

Glass in very good condition.
Inside of neck in excellent condition. No cracks.
Silver lids in very good condition.
No holes/ minor unevenness.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £15 International Signed For.

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£350

LARGE ART DECO SILVER CASTER BY LEE ...

Item Number
FEV64

This is a very impressive silver sugar caster, measuring over 9 inches high. Dated Sheffield 1921 and made by the Lee & Wigful. Of conventional octagonal panelled form, it has an octagonal pedestal base and a pierced pull-off domed cover surmounted by a silver finial.

Hallmarks:

HW (Henry Wigful) for Lee & Wigful.
Sheffield Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "d" for 1921.

Dimensions:

Height: 23 cm - 9.3 inches
Diameter: 10cm / 4 inches.
Weight: 276g / 8.8 oz.

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents to the body.
No loss to the pierced scrolls on cover.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.

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£325

UNUSUAL VICTORIAN SILVER POSTAL SCALES BY HENRY ...

Item Number
JANV91

These unusual set of Victorian silver desk scales is dated Birmingham 1897 and was made by Henry Williamson. The silver casing with a scalloped rectangular base and ivorine front. Plain rectangular tray to put the letters at the top.

Hallmarks:

H.W Henry Williamson.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "l" for 1910.

Dimensions:
Length: 8cm / 3 inches.
Height: 6cm / 2 inches.
Width: 5cm / 2 inches.

Condition:
Very good.
No dents.
Mechanism a little stiff and does not give an exact reading.
Ivorine front with age patina but still readable.
Good set of marks.

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Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£315

DELIGHTFUL EDWARDIAN SILVER & PIQUE TORTOISESHELL CAPSTAN ...

Item Number
FEV60

This exquisite medium-sized silver and pique tortoiseshell capstan inkwell is hallmarked for Birmingham 1908. The tortoiseshell lid finely decorated with silver classical designs within a ribbon-tied border. The plain circular spread base with conforming border. The hinged lid opening to reveal an inkwell complete with inner glass receptacle.
Loaded spread circular body.
The underside lined with black Morocco leather.

Hallmarks:
C&C for Cohen & Charles.
Date letter "i" for 1908.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.

Condition:
Good.
The tortoiseshell and pique work are in very good condition.
The hinge is good and strong.
The body with a couple of small creases commensurate with age.

Dimensions:
Height: 5cm - 2 inches.
Diameter of base: 10.5cm - 4 inches.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£295

RARE AND EXQUISITE GEORGE V SOLID SILVER ...

Item Number
FEV81

This delightful figural small table bell bears the marks of Jay, Richard Attenborough Co Ltd of Oxford Street, London. The engine-turned solid silver bell surmounted by an exquisitely executed cast silver figure of a putto holding a sheath.

Hallmarks:

JRCA LD for Jay, Richard Attenborough Co Ltd.
Chester Assay Mark.
Date letter "x" for 1923.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:

Height: 8.5cm / 3.4 inches.
Bell base diameter: 5cm / 2 inches.
Weight: 51 g / 1.9 oz.

Condition:

Excellent.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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£295

RARE 18TH C. DANISH ROCOCO SILVER ...

Item Number
MAI48

This is a relatively rare mid 18th century Danish silver vinaigrette or spice box. Typically of Nordic ancestry, especially Denmark and Sweden, these types of silver objects were originally used as a spice box or vinaigrette for aromatic smelling salts, often given by a suitor to his beloved as an engagement gift.

These love token boxes are called Hovedvandsaeg by the Danish (Hovedvansaeg literally means head-water egg: an egg to contain 'water' to revive the senses) or Luktevannshus by the Swedish.

'Hovedvandsæg' are of various forms and date from about 1725. Although this particular example is unmarked, the shape, Rococo style and design suggest a mid 18th Century date.

These spice boxes were often engraved with pinprick marks of the couples initials, as is this particular example.

It has gilded interior and is nicely decorated in a period Louis XVI floral, scroll and shell motif, with a pair of loving birds surmounting the hinged cover. Engraved with the couples initials "MK . PD" on the underside.

Hallmarks:

Unmarked.

Dimensions:

Height: 6.5cm / 2.4 inches.
Width: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Depth: 2cm . 0.7 inches.

Condition:

Very good considering its age.
Strong hinge.
Rich interior gilding.
Leans a little to the front.

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Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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£295

FABULOUS EDWARDIAN SILVER MOUNTED CRANBERRY GLASS VANITY ...

Item Number
MAI78

This is a stunning solid silver and hobnail-cut cranberry glass dressing table jar. The hinged silver lid fitted on a cylindrical cranberry glass body hobnail-cut to clear glass in. Fitted with the original stopper.

Richly gilt inner lid.

The top engraved with stylised initials.

Hallmarks:

WN for William Neale.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "h" for 1908.

Condition:

Very good.
Silver lid in very good condition.
Glass in perfect condition. No chips or cracks.


Dimensions:

Height: 10cm / 4 inches.
Diameter: 4cm / 1.6 inches

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.

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£285

FABULOUS GEORGE V SILVER JEWELLERY BOX BY ...

Item Number
FEV63

This stunning silver jewellery box has very generous proportions. Of rectangular form with wavy reeded edge border and engraved ribbon garland to the lid, opening to reveal the original purple velvet interior. Raised on four bracket feel.
Gilt inner lid
Morocco leather lined underside.

Hallmarks:

W.G.S Ltd for W G Sothers Ltd.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "q" for 1915.

Condition:

Very good.
Strong hinge.
Clean interior.

Dimensions:

Length: 10cm / 4 inches.
Depth: 8cm /3.2 inches.
Height: 5cm / 2inches.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.

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£285

EXQUISITE EDWARDIAN SILVER CHRISTENING MUG BY GOODFELLOW ...

Item Number
FEV61

This is a truly delightful Edwardian silver christening mug in wonderful crisp condition. It is hallmarked for London 1906 and bears the marks of Goodfellow & Sons. The cylindrical body engraved with swallows inflight within oval fruiting vine reserves. The front reserve not engraved.

C- shape hollow handle and gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

G & Sns for Goodfellow & Sons.
Lion Passant.
London Assay mark.
Date letter "l" for 1906.

Dimension and Weight:

Height: 8 cm - 3 2/8 inches.
Diameter: 6cm - 2 2/8 inches.

Weight: 3 3/4 oz / 108 g

Condition:

Excellent, no dings, no dents, not engraved.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.

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£285

RARE VICTORIAN SILVER PLATED FIGURAL "DONKEY" NOVELTY ...

Item Number
DEC95

This delightful mid-Victorian silver plated cruet set is naturalistically modelled as a donkey drinking from a trough. The body is struck with the "Victorian Lozenge" which not only certifies the registered patent of an item but allows the identification of the exact date of its registration, in this particular case, the 25th March 1869.

The cast donkey standing on naturalistic base and drinking from a trough which is in fact a removable open salt with a rich gilt interior.

The saddle fitted with both pepper pot and mustard pot with matching spoon.

The centre with a removable carrying handle with loop finial.

A beautifully executed and quirky condiment set.

Hallmarks:

The Victorian Lozenge.
Date letters and numbers for the 25th March 1869.

Condition:

Excellent.

Dimensions:

Height: 11cm / 4 inches.
Length: 12cm / 4.6 inches.
Width: 11cm / 4 inches.

Postage UK: £11 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £20 International Signed For.

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£285

FABULOUS SILVER MOUNTED ETCHED GLASS DECANTER BY ...

Item Number
NOVE94

This stunning silver and etched glass decanter is dated Sheffield 1928 and bears the marks of the renowned firm Walker & Hall. The bulbous lower body etched with alternate panels of elaborate foliate decorations rising to a sliced-cut slender neck. The neck mounts with a solid silver flared quatrefoil collar and fitted with a cut glass ball stopper.

Hallmarks:
W&H for Walker & Hall.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "v" for 1920.

Dimensions:
Height: 31cm / 12 inches.
Base diameter: 13cm / 5 inches.

Condition:
Excellent.
No chips, no cracks, no cloudiness.
Silver neck in good condition.

Postage:
Postage UK: £15 Courier
Postage overseas: £30 International courier.
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£275

EXCEPTIONAL VICTORIAN SILVER & MERCURY GLASS SCENT ...

Item Number
FEV68

This stunning and very unusual mid 19th Century mercury* glass scent bottle dates circa 1870. The sliced-cut emerald green glass waisted body cut to silvered glass, giving the effect of an antique venetian mirror. The neck mounted with a superb embossed silver hinged lid.

Fitted with the original stopper.

Hallmarks:
The silver lid is unmarked, which is quite usual with scent bottles, but tested as silver.

Condition:
Very good.
Silver lid in very good condition.
Glass in perfect condition. No chips or cracks.
Strong hinge.
A little bit of loss to the mercury finish.

Dimensions:

Height: 10cm / 34 inches.
Width: 4cm / 1.6 inches.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.
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*Mercury glass (or silvered glass) is glass that was blown double walled, then silvered between the layers with a liquid silvering solution and sealed. Mercury was originally used to provide the reflective coating for mirrors. "Mercury" silvered glass was produced originally from around 1840 until at least 1930 in Bohemia and also manufactured in England from 1849 to 1855. The English examples were often cased with a layer of coloured glass then cut to silver as illustrated in the photograph.
£275

RARE MID VICTORIAN SILVER GILT, MOTHER OF ...

Item Number
FEV84

This is an exquisite and very unusual mid-Victorian uranium glass scent bottle. The small spherical body mounted with a silver gilt hinged lid. The top inset with an engraved mother of pearl disc. The front with a push button operating a sprung lid, always a sign of quality. The body, a very vivid colour, fits beautifully in the palm of the hand. It is a very tactile piece of wonderful quality.

Hallmarks:

Not hallmarked, as it very often was the case with scent bottle lids, but tested as silver.

Dimensions:

Height: 5cm / 2 inches.
Diameter: 4 cm / 1.6 inch.

Condition:

Very good.
Push button sprung lid in full working order.
One needs to press down firmly to close it up again.
Glass in the inner neck in good condition, no cracks.
Minor hairline to the mother of pearl inset.
Glass in very good condition.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.

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£275

FABULOUS ART DECO SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL ...

Item Number
FEV75

This is a stunning silver & lilac guilloche compact made in Birmingham in 1922 by the sought-after silversmiths Martin Hall & Co. Of octagonal form, the front decorated with a stunning lilac colour enamel. The hinged lid opening to reveal a mirror and gilt interior.
Attachment ring for a chain.

Hallmarks:
MH&Co for Martin Hall & Co.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "y" for 1922.

Condition:
Very good.
Enamel in very good conditIon.
Strong hinge.
Minor unevenness to the back.
Good clear hallmarks.
Mirror in good condition.

Dimensions:
Diameter: 4cm / 1.4 inches

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£275

EDWARDIAN SILVER PIG PIN CUSHION, BIRMINGHAM 1905 ...

Item Number
FEV94

This is a wonderful silver pin cushion in the from of a pig, always a very popular subject. It is larger than the norm and full of character and is in very good condition. Fitted with its dark blue velvet cushion.

Hallmarks:

Lion Passant.
Date letter "f" for 1905.
Birmingham Assay mark.

Dimensions:
Length up to tail: 7cm / 2.6 inches.
Height: 4cm / 1.6 inches.

Condition:
Silver casing and cushion in very good condition.
Sits firmly on its legs.
No repairs.
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£275

FABULOUS SILVER MOUNTED OVERLAY BOHEMIAN GLASS DRESSING ...

Item Number
SEPT82

This is a stunning silver and cobalt blue overlay bohemian glass dressing table jar. The deep blue opaque body cut to white opaline glass then to clear glass with circular and geometric patterns, offering a nice contrast with the silver top.

Star cut base.

Hallmarks:

TI for Thomas Ingleton.
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "A" for 1916.

Condition:

Very good.
Silver lid in very good condition.
Glass in perfect condition. No chips or cracks.
Snuggly fitted lid.

Dimensions:

Height: 9cm / 3.3 inches.
Diameter: 6cm cm / 3.2 inches

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£275

EXQUISITE GEORGIAN BILSTON ENAMEL PATCH BOX, CIRCA ...

Item Number
JUIL73

This utterly charming 18th Century Bilston * enamel patch box has a deep pink fluted oval base and white hinged cover enamelled with the words "I love to well to kifs and tell" , complete with spelling mistakes...which makes it, in my humble opinion, all the more appealing.
Opens to reveal a perfect white enamelled interior, the inner lid with original, albeit cracked, mirror.
A truly delightful example.

Dimensions:

Length: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Width: 3cm / 1.2 inches.
Height: 2.5cm / 1 inch.

Condition:

In good condition with minor crack to lid and internal mirror.
These type of boxes very often bear more significant damage.
Good strong hinge.

Postage UK: £7.00 Special delivery.
Postage overseas: £12.00 standard International mail.

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* By the early 18th Century the town of Bilston, on the southern edge of Wolverhampton, was already established as a metal-working centre. The next step for these manufacturers of artefacts such as buckles, boxes and toy was get ahead of their competitors by decorating them. So they turned to enamels.

The technique of enamelling is applying heat to a mixture of silica, soda, potassium silicates and lead oxide, the enameller produced a paste which could be painted on to metal surfaces. Different colours could be created by introducing various metallic oxides into the mixes. Enamellers often collected broken glasses from pubs and inns to grind them into the paste, but there were already, by the mid-1750s, suppliers selling coloured enamel powders already mixed. Bilston enamellers were particularly partial to rose pink.

There were patch and snuff boxes, boxes for trinkets and jewellery, bonbonnieres. The box became, with the advent of transfer printing little gift boxes given as token of love and friendship or souvenirs from various towns. This surviving example is transferred with the words "I love to well to kifs and tell".
£275