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Two Victorian Silver Mounted Tortoiseshell Boxes

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Two Victorian Silver Mounted Tortoiseshell Boxes
Item Details
Description

British, 19th century, silver mounts hallmarked Chester, 1894-1896, by Saunders & Shepherd, comprising: sarcophagus form tea caddy with silver cartouche, escutcheon, stirrup handles and feet, 4 x 5-1/8 x 3-1/4 in.; rectangular card box, rounded lid with four silver "card suit" spandrels and a silver framed Jack of diamonds, retaining two period decks of German playing cards, one complete, the other lacking three cards, 2-1/2 x 4 x 2-7/8 in.

Provenance: Private Collection, Colorado

Note: From a private collection representing 18th and 19th century tea caddies and boxes of various designs from America, Britain, Asia and Europe. Note: ?This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.

Condition

scattered surface scratches, some tarnish and discoloration to silver; sarcophagus form lacking key and currently locked, chip and loss to one lower edge, some minor lifting and separations to veneers at lid corners; smaller example with some cracks to veneers at sides

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Two Victorian Silver Mounted Tortoiseshell Boxes

Estimate $800 - $1,200
Feb 05, 2022
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Starting Price $400
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0422: Two Victorian Silver Mounted Tortoiseshell Boxes

Sold for $1,400
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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $400
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Lot 0422 Details

Description
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British, 19th century, silver mounts hallmarked Chester, 1894-1896, by Saunders & Shepherd, comprising: sarcophagus form tea caddy with silver cartouche, escutcheon, stirrup handles and feet, 4 x 5-1/8 x 3-1/4 in.; rectangular card box, rounded lid with four silver "card suit" spandrels and a silver framed Jack of diamonds, retaining two period decks of German playing cards, one complete, the other lacking three cards, 2-1/2 x 4 x 2-7/8 in.

Provenance: Private Collection, Colorado

Note: From a private collection representing 18th and 19th century tea caddies and boxes of various designs from America, Britain, Asia and Europe. Note: ?This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.

Condition
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<p>scattered surface scratches, some tarnish and discoloration to silver; sarcophagus form lacking key and currently locked, chip and loss to one lower edge, some minor lifting and separations to veneers at lid corners; smaller example with some cracks to veneers at sides</p>

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