Antique English Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Jewelry Box - Pique Inlaid - 1908

A most beautiful Edwardian Jewellery or trinket box made from English Sterling silver standing on four attractive legs.

The top is set with a beautiful piece of period Tortoise Shell with intricate and outstanding pique inlay. This is framed by a raised continuous Acanthus leaf border.

The interior has been re-lined with a fresh navy blue velvet, creating a fresh finish ready for use.

The underside has a full English hallmark for the highly collectible Chester assay office and the date letter for 1908. The makers mark HM for the well renowned silversmith, Henry Matthews is present. A bonus is the presence of the retailer's mark too, for "Edwards, Glasgow", so a Scottish retailer.

Excellent condition measuring 3 7/8" x 2 5/8" x 1 1/2" tall.

Item ID: 34723

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$795 USD

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