A stunning luxury item. Sterling silver vesta, or matchbook case, set with a large, banded, bevel-cut agate upon its top. The hinged case is fitted with a secure closure button that impresses to open the Art Deco geometric form. These cases are now popular as travel photo holders. Hallmarks: Shipton & Co. Ltd., Birmingham 1937. 1 3/4" W., 2 1/2" L.
Stylized Secession florals and blossoms are in relief upon the top as well as sides of the oval snuff box. A vacant oval medallion has delicate beaded edging. Gilded interior. 800 Fine Silver mark along with maker stamp, Germany circa 1905. 1 1/2" W., 2" L. 5/8" H.
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.
Lovely quality sterling silver and pique shell 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Oval brass box with hinged top set with Villeroy & Boch pottery. The blue glazed oval is decorated with a Secession design in deeper blue and white. The open lid reveals the V&B workshop underglaze marks for Dresden circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/8" W., 5 1/4" L.
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.
Very fine Vienna Secession silver box. Exquisite example created in the well-known Alexander Sturm silver workshop in Vienna, circa 1922-32. Possibly designed by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). Prior to 1903 Sturm made designs for Hoffman, prior to the founding of the Wiener Werkstatte, again resuming Hoffmann designs circa 1932, when Wiener Werkstatte closed. Examples of Sturm silver have been featured in exhibits at the Neue Galerie in New York. Stamped marks for A. Strum as well as 900 Fine Siver mark. 2 1/2" H., 5 3/8" W., 6 7/8" L.
Fine Vienna Secession hammered silver bonbonniere. The tall, lobed box with its cover is mounted with a stylized, beaded florette finial and has a gilded interior. Extraordinary example with a distinct Josef Hoffmann influence, circa 1905. Stamped with 800 fine silver mark along with assay mark for Vienna used 1872-1921. 4" W., 6 1/2" H.
Lovely heavy-cut crystal box, The oval form has fluted alternating vertical and horizontal cut patterns. A hinged brass mount completes the design. Czechoslovakia circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H., 3 3/8" W., 4 1/2" L.
Rosenthal box painted with high Art Deco Modernist designs in blues, orange, yellow and gray upon a white glaze. The box, with beaded highlights in relief, has complementing painted designs on the sides as well. Made in Germany with date mark for 1929. 3/4" H., 2" W., 2 5/8" L.
Lovely blue opaline box in the form of an egg. The hinged box has a finely detailed, gilded mount. Hand-gilded florals embellish the elegant design. France circa 1910. 4 3/8" W., 5 3/8" H.
Art Nouveau brass box with bronze patina has a central maiden's face in high relief upon the hinged top. Interlacing foliates in relief complete the cover design. Heart-shape foliates enhance the sides. Wooden lining. Made in France circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 6 1/4" W., 9 3/4" L.
Elaborate Italian silver box: Oval form with hand-chased fleur-de-lys and scrolling borders upon the textured, hinged top. An oval malachite cabuchon mounted medallion is at the center of the cover. Cast and applied reticulated feet support the lobed box. Gilded interior. Hallmarked Milan, 800 fine silver, circa 1940. 3" H., 5 1/2" W., 6 3/4" L.
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.
Stunning Secession design. Large oval snuff box with a distinct Dagobert Peche influenced design of stylized geometric foliates upon the cover. The silvered box is gilded within. Marks beneath for the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1930. Dimensions: 1/2" H., 1 3/4" W., 3 1/2" L.
Antique niello enamel and silver large snuff box. A repetition of circles and flower heads covers the surface of the box. A band of leaves lines each side of the rounded-edge form. Gilded interior. Silver standard and guarantee marks circa 1819-38. Maker mark as well as Paris city mark. Dimensions: 1/2" H., 1 3/4" W., 3 1/4" L.
Superb design. Art Deco triangular form table top cigarette box. The silvered box with a gilded cigarette with rising smoke adorns it's hinged cover. Swedish workshop marks beneath circa 1925. Dimensions: 7/8" H, 4" W, 6" L.