Victorian heavily cut crystal biscuit box. The oval form has a hinged cover flanked by tall elongated handles. Silvered mounts hallmarked for John Grinsdell & Sons; Birmingham circa 1885. 5 1/2" H., 5 1/2" W., 10" L.
Antique sterling silver Edwardian snuff box with a pique shell top. Lovely chased silver inlay upon the oval form. Gilded within. Hallmarks; Hayes & Co., Birmingham 1909. 3/4" H., 1 3/4" W., 2 3/8" L.
Edwardian chased sterling silver snuff box. Top has scrolling, chased foliates around a central leaf-form cartouche. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Adie & Lovekin, Birmingham 1904. 3/8" H., 1 1/2" W., 2 1/2" L.
Lovely gilded bronze quatrefoil-form jewel box. Bead-edge top has a detailed pattern. Applied florals in relief, along with a silvered and gilded figure group, further enhance the cover. Sides have acanthus designs. Velvet lined. France circa 1900. 1 1/2" H., 2 3/4" W., 4 1/4" L.
Lovely Victorian sterling silver box with floral and scroll repousse decoration upon the top as well as sides. The elegant box is further enhanced with chasing and crimp-edge detail. Hallmarks: George Nathan & Ridley Hayes, Chester 1895. 3/4" H., 1 3/4" W., 3 7/8" L.
Antique niello Russian cigarette case with a central scene of a horse-drawn sled with driver in traditional attire. The silver is further enhanced with scrolling and floral designs. An elaborate cartouche with chased monogram is upon the reverse. Marks include: Date stamp for Moscow 1886 along with 84 Fineness for 875 purity. Maker Vasili Dmtrev. A lovely example created during the Nicholas II period. 1 3/4" W., 3/14" L.
Sterling silver English snuff box with a repousse design upon the oval form's top as well as sides. The box has chased accents and crimped-edge detail. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Deakin & Francis, Birmingham 1899. 3/4" H., 1 1/4" W., 3" L.
Fine silver snuff box with engraved whimsical scenes of dogs chasing rabbits in a landscape with fences and trees. The engraved narrative is upon top as well as all sides. Bottom of box depicts a pair of dueling gentlemen dressed in period attire. The box is further enhanced with engraved foliates and a lion's mask. Hallmarks: Maker AA along with date mark Q4 for 1846. 1 5/8" W., 3" L.
Elegant late Georgian-era sterling silver and crystal potpourri box. Hallmarks: Thomas Whitehead, London 1833, along with sovereign head mark for William IV. Heavy silver engined pattern top has an elaborately reticulated and chased scrollwork panel. A medallion with an engraved egret crest is at its center. A fine early box. 1 5/8" H., 2 1/4" W., 3 1/2" L.
Handsome large English cigars box. Rectangular wooden box with its central "Cigars" applique is hallmarked Cork Bros., London 1911. Top corners are further mounted with hand-chased, triangular elements. Interior is fitted with an adjustable divider to accommodate cigars or tobacco. Minor loss to "g." 3" H., 5 3/4" W., 9 1/2" L.
Unusual example of a high Art Deco biscuit box or covered ice cooler. The crystal box is cut with geometric triangular patterns and fits upon its own tray. Concentric Art Deco designs in relief are on the tray as well as upon the complementing cover. A geometric handle completes the design. England circa 1930. 4 1/2" H., 6 1/2" W., 8 1/4" L.
Pure Art Deco design. Top of the silvered box is engine-turned with alternating incised panels. The rounded, stained wood forms that flank the sides are also supports that uphold the box. Wooden lined. Made in England circa 1925. 3 1/4" W., 6 1/8" L., 1 5/8" H.
Boldly stylized Art Deco sterling silver box. The engine-turned cover with its stepped sides has contrasting, polished geometric patterns. Wooden-lined and fully hallmarked: Ernest W. Haywood, Birmingham 1937. 1 1/2" H., 3 1/2" W., 6 1/4" L.
Sterling silver cigarette case is lushly enameled in vibrant blue. A moire pattern is seen beneath the enamel work. Bevel-edge form is inset with a chased silver pattern. Silver back is completely engine-turned. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Turner & Simpson, Birmingham 1929. 2 3/8" W., 3 1/4" L.
Fine example of a high Art Deco, enamel and sterling silver cigarette case. A moire wave pattern along with geometric designs are within three vibrant green enamel panels. The back of the case is all engine-turned. A notched silver border completes the elegant design. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Joseph Gloster Ltd., Birmingham 1936. 2 3/4" W., 3 1/4" L.
Stunning French Art Deco silver box mounted with a large, rectangular carnelian-colored glass top. Silver-and-marcasite appliques adorn the corners in a fan shape and at center in a diamond shape. Sides have a ribbon-and-garland pattern. The heavy box has hallmarks for London 1923 along with importer mark of Gourdel Vales & Co. The firm, established in Paris in 1820 by Constant Vales, continued as Gourdel Vales in London until 1939. 1 1/2" W., 2 3/8" L.
English sterling silver Art Deco box with an engine-turned, hinged top. The cover is highlighted by geometric designs along with stepped extensions upon the sides. A handsome box; wood lined. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1934. 2 1/8" H., 3 3/4" W., 6" L.
Lovely Art- Deco-design vesta, or matchbook case, with a radiating, sun-wave pattern upon both sides. The hinged case has a button that impresses to allow opening. These cases are now popular as travel photo holders. Hallmarks: John Henry Wynn, Birmingham 1925. 1 3/4" W., 2 3/8" L.