Elegant box composed of a wood base covered in pieces of mother of pearl, circa 19th century. The inside of the box is lined with a rich red satin fabric lining. The box is in good condition, normal wear in accordance with age - few chips missing as shown in photo.
Dimensions: L 5 1/4 in.; D 3 1/2 in.; H 2 1/2 in.
Antique silver compact, c. late 19th century. Square shaped compact features hand engraving along all panels of the casing, front and back have multitude of minuscule lines portraying overall sense of texture, while sides have a more simplistic sprouting leaf design. Lid also has center engraved emblem and oval gemstone, of what appears to be a Ruby. Compact has hinged casing and clasp closure, top panel has embedded beveled mirror. Mirror is in excellent condition, no cracks or breaks.
Markings: marked '800' for the silver.
Measurements: L 2 1/2 in.; W 2 1/2 in., H 1/2 in.
A beautiful Chinese cloisonne box, c. late 17th / early 18th century in the Empire period. Enameled with multitude of florals, cover is decorated with a central medallion enclosed within a bard and foliate floral spray motif. Circular cloisonne box and cover. Shows signs of wear, some restoration over time, and there is a small chip (current condition as described and shown in photos).
Measurements: 4 in. tall; 12 in. diameter
Antique silver and enamel pill box, c. late 18th century. Oval-shaped box enamel and lapis emblem set within silver frame elaborately decorated with hand relief work throughout, including patterned lid and bordering along edges framing lagoon scene of herons and florals. Underneath lid and bottom of box are marked. Markings are unidentified.
Measurements: L 1 in.; W 1.25 in.; H 1.5 in. | Weight: approx 35 grams
Late 18th / early 19th century European box. Ornate hand decorated mother of pearl panels set within silver frame. Both lid and base each have two mother of pearl panels set within so that each side of the four panels (top, bottom, and inner linings) feature its own hand engraved decor. Box has several markings as shown in photo.
Markings: Augsburg city mark (Germany), mark of Ludwig Neresheimer & Co. Hanau, BM for Berthold Mueller (London, British importer), and with lion passant (for silver).
Measurements: 1.25 diameter; 3/4 in. tall
A beautiful 19th century rock crystal and gold gilded silver. Box features four solid rock crystal panels and cover, ornate beaded border, raised slightly by knobbed feet.
Markings: marked '800' for silver, unidentified makers mark, and with an additional marking (appears to be Italian official hallmark)
Measurements: L 4 in.; W 3 1/2 in.; H 1.5 in.
19th century silver jewelry box, reprouse and engraved floral motif along all panels, box slightly raised above four ornate feet. Good condition, normal wear with age.
Markings: marked 800 for silver standard
Measurements: 4 in. L; 3 3/4 in. W; 1 3/4 in. H
Weight: approx. 210 grams
An Italian 19th century gilt porcelain box. Hand made porcelain rectangular shaped box, decorated with foliage and emblems, raised slightly curved feet.
Markings: underneath is marked 'Sesso Fiorentino'
Dimensions: L 9 in.; W 5 in.; H 4.5 in.
Box features gilded silver frame and panels with beautiful guilloche design. Gilded interior. Overall excellent condition, no cracks, chips, or breaks in the enamel, normal minimal wear with age. This piece is a great example of the Georg Adam Scheild's masterful pieces of enamel and silver.
Markings: Marked GAS for silversmith Georg Adam Scheid (Austria), 900 for silver, Diana's head, 11, and with unidentified marking.
Dimensions: 3/4 in. tall; 1-4/5 in. length; 1-4/5 in. width
History: The Scheid Company was founded in 1862 in Vienna, Austria. The firm presented their artworks at the world exhibition in 1900 in Paris. Noteworthy were the gold medallions presented to Georg A. Scheid as commendation for his fine work and artistry. The company was most famous for their fine guilloche enamel on silver items.
Octagon shaped Art Deco silver box with glass knob cover, c. 1930-40s. Box features strong architectural linear lines, a strong characteristic of the Art Deco period. Strong, elegant, and stylishly modern piece.
Markings: marked '800' for the silver and '3'
Fine antique paper mâchè box with inlaid mother of pearl, painted & gilded. This beautiful box is decorated with an elaborate mother of pearl inlay decorated in a floral motif accented with gilt-work. The decoration has been japanned (varnished) on to a black background. The box is slightly raise on four square shaped feet. The inside is lined with a pink textured paper. The original key is included with the box, lock works. This gorgeous box is in good condition; wear in accordance with age. All inlay is present, slight cracking on the back of both sides, as shown in photos. Key is included and lock is in working condition. Period: 1840 Marking: Underneath is marked with a crown and 'Jennens & Bettridge, Makers to the Queen' (for Queen Victoria), dating this box to post 1839.
Measurements: 10 in.; 8 in.; 5 in.
History: Jennens and Bettridge is one name synonymous with papier-mache. Jennens and Bettridge, also known as Aaron Jennens & T.H. Bettridge (1814-1864) of London and Birmingham, were one of the most celebrated manufacturers of papier mâché. In 1816 they took over the workshops of Henry Clay, the first papier mâchè box maker to hold the Royal warrant. . In 1825 mother of pearl inlay technique was developed, by Jennens and Bettridge using a method that they were granted a patent; it was mostly painted over with tinted varnishes giving an iridescent effect. They were prominent exhibitors at the Great Exhibition in 1851.