Lovely box with pottery inset upon its hinged top. Interlacing high Art Nouveau design glazed in deep blue and gold upon a white ground. Box made of nickel; Germany circa 1905. 2 7/8" H., 4 1/2" W.
Most unusual example of a fine Art Nouveau silver card case. Rambling vines along with daffodils in high relief are upon the cover of the case. The case, with its spring mechanism, opens to reveal a beautifully fitted interior of moire silk. Each side has a gusset pocket to hold a card. The form accommodates modern- day-size business cards. Impressed marks for 800 fine silver along with maker stamp: Germany circa 1900. 2 5/8" W., 4" L.
Fine example of a high Art Deco enamel and sterling silver cigarette case. A radiating wave pattern is beneath the lush aqua guilloche enamel work. Reverse is completely engine-turned. Gilded within. Hallmarks: W.T. Toghill, Birmingham 1938. 2 1/2" W., 3 1/4" L.
Heavily cut, round crystal jar with pique tortoise and silver top. Silver inlay with ribbons and cascading florals is finely chased. Hallmarks: William Comyns, Birmingham 1912. 2 7/8" H., 2 5/8" W.
Tall, oval-form, cut-crystal boudoir jar. The pique-tortoise top has chased silver rambling floral inlay and a central oval medallion. Hallmarks: Neal Brothers, Birmingham 1905. 3 3/8" H., 1 7/8" W., 2 7/8" L.
Lovely quality sterling silver and pique tortoise-top jewel box. Elaborate hand-chased silver inlay has scrolling florals along with cascading garlands. Hallmarks: Charles Boynton, Birmingham 1912. 1" H., 2 5/8" W., 3 1/8" L.
Nice, large crystal jar cut with vertical ribbing upon its rounded form. Pique tortoise top is inlaid with cascading ribbons and pendant flowers. Hallmarks: Cohen & Charles, Birmingham 1918. 3 1/2" W., 3 1/8" H.
Wonderful box is all tortoise shell. The threaded cover turns for removal. Nice natural gradation of highlights. England circa 1910. 2 1/4" H., 2 1/2" W.
Sweet Art Nouveau snuff, or pill box with crisply details florals. The abundant designs are in relief upon both sides of the rounded form. Gilded within. Stamped boar mark for 800 fine silver as well as maker mark. France circa 1900. 1 5/8" W.
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.
Lovely sterling silver Aesthetic-era snuff box by Gorham. The Japanesque engraved design upon its top has bamboo along with ferns and fronds. Gilded within with Gorham marks and date letter for year 1880. This genre of design by the famous Rhode Island silver workshop is highly collected. 5/8" H., 2 1/8" W., 3 3/8" L.
Lovely quality, heavy sterling silver, large cigarette case. The elegant case has a hidden locking mechanism. Slide top forward in the vertical direction to allow it to spring open. All engine-turned upon both sides with Art Deco designs at top corners. Gilded and inscribed within. Hallmarks: Thomas William Lack, London 1933. 3 3/8" 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.
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.
Antique sterling silver Edwardian snuff box with a pique tortoise 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.
Antique silver niello Russian snuff box with scrolling niello vines. Date stamp for Moscow 1886 along with 84 mark for 875 silver purity. Maker GK, Gustav Gustavovich Klingert, who was awarded international medals in European cities including London, Paris and Antqerp in 1880's-1890's. Assay master Viktor Vasilyevich Savinsky. 2 1/4" W., 3 1/4" 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 romanticized Art Nouveau box from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop of Germany, circa 1907. Flowing florals rise above a series of six fish as they swim through wave-like, Art Nouveau tendrils. The cover features a wave-like flowing orchid with fish emerging from its form. Gilded within. 1 3/4" H., 3" W.,4 1/2" L.
Leather-bound book is titled within "Collection Complette des Ouvres de Voltaire" and dated 1756 in Roman numerals. The book is lined with marbelized paper and fitted with a delicate music-box mechanism. A surprise lays within, as the book has a stash compartment. 5" W., 7 3/4" L.
Elegant, thick-walled, French opaline glass box. The rectangular form has bevel-cut edging. A gilded mount with floral-relief detail enhances the box, and a bow-shape clasp completes the design. France circa 1920. 3 1/8" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" 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.
Fine quality, heavy sterling silver antique snuff box. The large box is extensively hand-chased with scrolling foliates upon its top as well as sides. Serpentine borders, along with a vacant central shield, complete the design. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Charles Turman Burrows, Birmingham 1898. 11/16" H., 1 7/8" W., 2 5/8" L.
Lovely Art Deco-era, hexagonal-form pill box. The box, with gilded interior, has a central basket of florals as well as foliate detail upon the sides. Marks for 800 fine silver. Made in Germany circa 1920. 1 1/8" W., 1 5/8" L.
Elegant late Georgian-era sterling silver and crystal potpourri box. Hallmarks: Thomas Diller, London 1835, 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 1/2" H., 1 1/2" W., 5 1/8" L.
Lovely English Art Nouveau sterling silver snuff box. An elegant Alphonse Mucha influence maiden with cascading hair is in relief upon the top. Interior is gilded. Hallmarks: Cornelius Saunders & James Shepherd, Birmingham 1902. 1" H., 2 1/4" W.
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.
Art Deco silvered box with an engine-turned and geometric-design hinged top. Art Deco notched feet support the bold form. Wooden liner. Made in England circa 1930. 3 7/8" W., 6 1/2" L., 2 1/8" H.
Lovely cut blue glass large box with silvered top. The cover has a Modernist wave-form finial handle. Glass is cut with floral as well as Art Deco designs. Signed beneath cover with marks for the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1920's. 4 1/2" D., 8 1/4" L., 4" H.
Antique oak box with Art Nouveau sterling silver mounts. Each of the corner silver appliques has florals along with undulating vines upon a hammered background. Wool felt lining. Hallmarks: Charles S. Green, Birmingham 1905. 2 1/4" H., 3 5/8" W., 4 3/4" 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.
Lovely silvered box with an elaborately chased, hinged top. A central shield is vacant. Wooden lined. Made by the Viners workshop in Sheffiled circa 1940's. 4 3/4" W., 7 3/4" L., 1 3/4" H.
Handsome English Victorian oak- and- brass-mounted smokers' box. The design has separate hinged compartments for cigars as well as cigarettes. Each is clearly labelled with a brass plaque. This unusual example is also fitted with a cigar cutter upon the top along with a match-striker plate and a removable ashtray. Within the cigarette section is an additional holder for matches or a roller. A twist-form brass carrying handle completes the design. England circa 1890. 6" W., 12" L., 5" H.
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.
Secession gilded brass box made by the Erhard & Sohne workshop in Germany circa 1915-25. Six panels upon the hinged top depict leopards, horse and rider, sailing ship and bird. Side panels include an elephant and a lion. Four feet support the stunning box designed by Eugen Schwemmle. A similar example in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin is pictured in the museum publication, "Metallkunst," page 158. Impressed workshop mark beneath. 2 1/2" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.
Lovely carved antique Black Forest wooden box. Florals in high relief are upon the top with a naturalistic wood-swirl pattern carved upon top as well as sides. A buckle-and-strap design further embellishes the rectangular form. Retains its original, functioning and locking key. Germany circa 1890. 2 5/8" H., 4" D., 10 7/8" L.
Engine-turned borders highlight the cover of the silver-plated box with its gadroon-edge detail. Made by Cooper Bros. of Sheffield circa 1925. 1 7/8" H., 3 5/8" W., 4 1/2" H.