This lovely, most beautiful, pink Guilloche enamel on Sterling Silver lid top, cut lead glass base, vanity dressing table jar, was made to adorn and be decorative on a ladies dressing table in the early 20th Century. The pink colour is adorable. So pretty !...and the lead crystal glass is cut so very well.
The pink guilloche enamel is laid on silver that has been engine turned, [ incised mechanically.], into a patterned and worked domed structure, to make a highly decorative removable lid, for this cut glass jar.
The English silver lid is hallmarked, in punched, sunken, boxlike recesses, found on the jars silver fascia, just below the guilloche enamelwork. First showing is the Makers name, 'B.B.S. Ltd.', and then the Birmingham Assay Office marks of an upright Anchor. Then a Lion to show the silver is of a British Sterling Standard content, i.e., 925parts silver/1000parts of metal, and finally a Capital 'F' to denote the year/date of assay 1930.
Dimensions : diameter across widest part of glass jar is 3.72" dia. of lid 2.53" x 2.55" height
Weight : 10.6ozs.
Condition : All in super excellent condition.
Observations. The silver surface on the outside of the lid was lightly gilded when new, and with use and cleaning, is now nearly worn off, only fine traces remain. You can view this in the photos. I feel this does not really matter overall. It just means the hallmarked sterling silver finish is not quite what it was, when it was new. The inside of the lid is still gilded and looks like when new. No dents, cracks or chips on the enamel. No damage or restoration to the glass jar. Just 3 tiny, miniscule nicks. So small that they are not easily seen, and can only be detected, as such, by viewing them under a magnifying lens. This item displays very well.
$865 Item price. Note : This selling price includes free Shipping & Insurance.
This item will be packed so it survives a long journey to another part of our world, safely and securely. It will be shipped to the buyer by an expedited 1st Class Air Service. It will be fully tracked from door to door, and will need your signature to confirm its delivery. The delivery is also recorded by the deliverer.
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