Dating from 1902, this is truly a unique and extraordinary item: a gorgeous antique mahogany box featuring a sterling silver placard on the lid which reads "Trinkets" in beautiful script.
Small brass hinges allow the lid to open and close easily while there is a worn velvet lining on the bottom of the interior.
The "Trinkets" placard features a number of beautiful hallmarks. The first of these is the lion, a symbol of England. Next, though it has seen some wear, is the leopard's face which indicates that this silver was assayed in London.
Following this is a lower-case "g" which corresponds to the year 1902 and finally, the manufacturer's mark "C.T.". There are three minuscule decorative rivets in the upper-left and lower-right hand corners.
As previously states, the interior fabric exhibits some wear, and does the wood and area surrounding the placard, but these issues seem to add to the antique appeal of the box.
The top of the "i" is missing, but we didn't notice it until some time passed, but it is missing.
Love this little "hold all." We didn't polish the silver (but were very tempted) so the owner can polish to their preference.
Measurements: Lid measures 4 3/8" long, 2 3/8" wide, ¼" tall Box measures 4" long, 2 1/8" wide, 1 1/8" tall, wood is ¼" thick Box in its entirety measures 1 ½" tall Weight: 131 grams (4.62 oz)