This wonderful Edwardian sterling silver jewelry casket/box was made in Chester, England in 1902 and has complete hallmarks for this city and date. The sterling box is lined with a moire lining that is padded on the bottom. This box does have a hinged lid and is in excellent vintage condition.
The top/lid of this box has five winged cherub heads in a circle surrounded by a garland of foliage. The front and back side panels are decorated with two cherub heads encircled by the foliage garland, while the shorter end side panels each are decorated with one winged cherub head with the circling garland. The casket does stand on four open work scroll feet. The jewelry casket measures approximately four inches by three inches by two and one quarter inches tall.
The circling cherub motif for this jewelry casket is taken from the famous "Angel Heads" painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Sterling Silver "Circling Cherub" Jewelry Casket/Box from Chester, England - 1902