ITEM: Antique Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Keepsake Box ca 1892
COMPOSITION: Sterling Silver
CONDITION: Estate Item, very good condition
WEIGHT: 48.5 grams total weight
MARKS: Tiffany & Co Sterling Monogrammed and Dated
MEASUREMENT: 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" SIZE: N/A
COMMENTS: We are so pleased to be offering this wonderful antique sterling silver keepsake box from Tiffany and Company. Most likely this was a gift for a new born child and would house a tooth, lock of hair or anything the mother would choose to preserve for her child. The box would become a treasured family heirloom. The box is ca 1892.
The box is hinged and resembles a book. The design is classic. The "binding" on the book is stamped Tiffany & Co Sterling. The front cover of the box is engraved with the child's complete name: John Dixon Wall in handsome tall uppercase letters in the classic Tiffany Century font. The reverse side is dated 4-16-92. This timeless classic is 118 years old and has stood the test of time with elegance and grace. It is rare to find a keepsake box like this in such good condition.
The inside of the box is in excellent antique condition. The lid has a polished circular geometric design that is breath taking. The number 8 is engraved in the upper lid of the box. The clasp is secure, the hinges are solid and work perfectly. The box opens and shuts securely. The box shows minor wear which is mostly light surface scratches which would polish out. This is normal and consistent to the age of this piece. We did not clean this item and it has developed an aged patina. It is an authentic antique and its inherent beauty is so lovely.
This timeless box would make a wonderful addition to any child's collection, vanity collection, Tiffany & co collection or sterling silver collection.
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All jewelry listed on Ruby Lane is pictured as we received it. Usually it is in need of some cleaning and polishing. We will polish to like new condition as requested at no additional cost to you.