Silver Boxes : patch boxes, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes & nutmeg graters

Our selection of fine silver boxes includes patch boxes, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes, & nutmeg graters. 

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7853 - A "FINE & INTERESTING" GEO.III. PRESENTATION SNUFF BOX - WITH HEAVY CAST FOLIATE BORDERS - THE COVER INSET WITH A GOLD PANEL INSCRIBED TO: "GEORGE EASTON" THEIR CHAIRMAN, BY THE PROPRIETORS OF THE "ROTHSAY CASTLE STEAM BOAT" - AN HISTORICALLY V.WELL DOCUMENTED EARLY CLYDE PADDLE STEAMER - LAUNCHED IN 1816 & ON AN ILL-FATED DAY TRIP TO BEAUMARIS UNDER CAPT. ATKINSON, WAS WRECKED IN A STORM 17TH AUGUST 1831 WITH GREAT LOSS OF LIFE, ON THE DUTCHMAN SANDBANK IN THE MENAI STRAITS, NORTH WALES - BY: 'JOSEPH WILLMORE' - BIRMINGHAM 1819.  7.5cm x 4.5cm  95gms  

£595  

(THIS MAN-MADE DISASTER, RESULTED IN THE BUILDING OF A LIGHTHOUSE & THE PENMON LIFEBOAT STATION)

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N11 - A 'FINE & SCARCE' VICTORIAN VESTA CASE - THE HINGED SECTIONS NICELY ENGINE TURNED & FULLY MARKED - A SIDE THUMB WHEEL TO PROGRESS THE WICK - A CHARMING ENGRAVED GIFT INSCRIPTION "IN RECOLLECTION OF A GOOD DAY'S SHOOTING" - BY: 'HENRY WILLIAM DEE' - THE RETAILER 'JENNER & KNEWSTUB' - LONDON 1869.  50mm x 40mm  40gms 

£395

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N12 - A 'FINE' WLM.IV. TRAVELLING INKWELL - A CUT GLASS BODY WITH SILVER MOUNTS - THE SCREW DOWN COVER CRESTED & NICELY ENGINE TURNED & WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER SEAL - BY: 'ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS' - LONDON 1833.  40mm x 35mm 

SOLD                       

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7743 - A 'V.GOOD' GEO.III. PATCH BOX - SHAPED RECTANGULAR FORM - A GOOD DISGUISED HINGE & WITH FINE BRIGHT-CUT DECORATION - WELL MARKED FOR: 'SAMUEL PEMBERTON' - BIRMINGHAM 1797. 32mm

£265

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PB25 - A 'FINE' GEO.III. PATCH BOX - OVAL RECTANGULAR FORM WITH BRIGHT-CUT BORDER & DISGUISED HINGE - THE COVER NICELY INSCRIBED: 'JANE CARR' - BY: 'SAMUEL PEMBERTON' - BIRMINGHAM 1798. 31mm x 21mm

£350

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7271 - A GEO.III. PATCH BOX - THE COVER NICELY ENGRAVED & WITH A 'DISGUISED' HINGE - BY: 'SAMUEL PEMBERTON' - BIRMINGHAM 1795. 32mm x 22mm

£255

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7746 - A 'V.GOOD' GEO.III. VINAIGRETTE - FINE DECORATION TO THE COVERS & INSCRIBED 'MW' - THE GRILL NICELY PIERCED & ENGRAVED WITH ARCHES & WITH A CENTRAL FLOWER - WELL MARKED FOR: 'JOHN SHAW' - BIRMINGHAM 1816. 35mm x 25mm

£445

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PB16 - A 'SUPERB' WLM.IV. VINAIGRETTE - THE CUSHIONED ENGINE TURNED COVERS WITH APPLIED CAST FOLIATE BORDERS - A FINELY PIERCED & ENGRAVED GRILL - BY: 'EDWARD SMITH' - BIRMINGHAM 1835. 43mm x 28mm

£475

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PB15 - A 'FINE & CHARMING' GEO.III VINAIGRETTE IN THE FORM OF A 'PURSE' - VERY FINE FOLIATE DECORATION OVERALL - THE GRILL NICELY PIERCED & ENGRAVED WITH FLOWERS - BY: 'JOHN SHAW' - BIRMINGHAM 1816. 40m x 26mm

SOLD

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7369 - A 'V.GOOD' GEO.III. SNUFF BOX - ENGINE TURNED COVERS & REEDED SIDES - INSCRIBED WITH A CENTRAL 'JR' - BY: 'WILLIAM EDWARDS' - LONDON 1819. 60mm x 35mm x 18mm 55gms

SOLD

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1804 - A 'FINE' GEO.III. SNUFF BOX - CURVED RECTANGULAR FORM & OF GOOD GAUGE - NICELY ENGRAVED TO THE COVER: "REV. OWEN OWEN 1805"- BY: 'JAMES BARRATT' LONDON 1804. 8cm x 4cm 72gms

£545 £445

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7368 - A 'V.GOOD' WLM.IV. SNUFF BOX - V.FINE ENGINE TURNED COVERS WITH REEDED SIDES & WITH AN APPLIED CAST FOLIATE THUMB PIECE - THE TABLET INSCRIBED 'PD' - BY: 'WILLIAM SIMPSON' - BIRMINGHAM 1832. 55mm x 35mm x 11mm 45gms

£325

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PB06 - A 'V.GOOD' EARLY C19TH DUTCH SNUFF BOX - DOMED CIRCULAR FORM WITH ENGRAVED DECORATION - MARKED FOR: AMSTERDAM 1820. 50mm x 24mm 32gms

£295

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PB08 - A 'FINE' MID VICTORIAN SNUFF BOX OF SHALLOW CUSHION SHAPE - A CRESTED CARTOUCHE & ALTERNATING BANDS OF ENGINE TURNING TO THE COVERS - SCROLLED DECORATION TO EACH END - BY: 'EDWARD SMITH' - BIRMINGHAM 1857. 64mm x 39mm 52gms

SOLD

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7783 - A "V.GOOD" WLM.IV. VINAIGRETTE - ENGINE TURNED COVERS WITH AN APPLIED CAST BORDER - THE TOP WITH A TABLET INSCRIBED: 'M A K' - A FINE GILDED INTERIOR - THE GRILL VERY NICELY PIERCED & ENGRAVED WITH FLORAL DETAIL - BY: "NATHANIEL MILLS" - BIRMINGHAM 1832.  42 x 28mm  26gms 

SOLD

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7808 - A CHARMING GEO.III. BRIGHT ENGRAVED COUNTER BOX - CONTAINING 4 NUMBERED & NICELY ENGRAVED 'MOTHER-OF - PEARL' COUNTERS - BY: 'JOSEPH TAYLOR' - BIRMINGHAM 1799.  20cm 

SOLD

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7809 - AN UNUSUAL SMALL BOMB SHAPED PILL OR PATCH BOX - THE DOMED COVER WITH 'STAND AWAY' LUG HINGE & INSET WITH A CARNELIAN DISC CENTERED WITH AN AMBER CABOCHON CONTAINING A FLY - UNMARKED SAVE FOR AN INITIAL 'P' TO THE BASE - PERHAPS LATE 18TH CENTURY.  24mm  

SOLD

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7742 - A 'V.GOOD' GEO.III.PATCH BOX - OVAL SHAPE WITH A GOOD DISGUISED HINGE & WITH FINE BRIGHT-CUT DECORATION - WELL MARKED FOR: 'SAMUEL PEMBERTON' - BIRMINGHAM 1791. 28mm

SOLD

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7744 - A CHARMING GEO.III. VINAIGRETTE - DOMED OCTAGONAL SHAPE WITH BRIGHT-CUT DECORATION - THE DRILL PIERCED GRILL WITH AN ENGRAVED FLOWER - WELL MARKED FOR: 'SAMUEL PEMBERTON' - BIRMINGHAM 1800. 20mm

SOLD

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7745 - A 'FINE' GEO.IV. VINAIGRETTE - EXCELLENT ENGINE TURNED DECORATION OVERALL - THE GRILL FINELY PIERCED & ENGRAVED WITH AN ELABORATE SCROLL MOTIF - OF V.GOOD GAUGE - BY: 'THOMAS PARKES' - BIRMINGHAM 1829. 40mm x 30mm 36gms

SOLD


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7747 - 'FINE & RARE' GEO.III. VINAIGRETTE - FORMED AS A RAYING SHELL - THE GRILL FINELY PIERCED AS AN ACANTHUS LEAF - BY: 'MATTHEW LINWOOD' - BIRMINGHAM 1806. 18mm

SOLD

(A V.FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPICAL 'LINWOOD' DESIGN - AN EXAMPLE IS ILLUSTRATED IN 'SILVER BOXES' BY: ERIC DELIEB - PAGE 95)

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7748 - A 'FINE' GEO.III. SILVER-GILT VINAIGRETTE - AN APPLIED FLORAL BORDER TO THE COVER & WITH BASKET WEAVE ENGINE TURNING - THE SIDES WITH A CONTINUOUS FLORAL BAND - THE GRILL CAST WITH GRAPE VINES - V.WELL MARKED FOR: 'MATTHEW LINWOOD' - BIRMINGHAM 1814. 35mm x 25mm 32gms

SOLD


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7749 - A 'SUPERB' GEO.III.SILVER-GILT VINAIGRETTE - V.FINELY CAST WITH STRONGLY FEATURED STUDDED BASKET WEAVE - THE GRILL V.FINELY PIERCED & ENGRAVED & WITH A CENTRAL FLOWER-HEAD - OF EXCELLENT GAUGE & WITH V.GOOD MARKS FOR: 'JOHN REILY' - LONDON 1810. 38mm x 28mm x 15mm 53gms

SOLD

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7750 - A 'V.GOOD' GEO.IV. SILVER-GILT SNUFF BOX WITH FINE ENGINE TURNED DECORATION OVERALL - AN APPLIED CAST FOLIATE THUMB PIECE & OF V.GOOD GAUGE - BY: 'CHARLES RAWLINGS' - LONDON 1821. 85mm x 30mm x 25mm 86gms

SOLD


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7751 - A 'V.FINE' SMALL RUSSIAN SNUFF BOX - SUPERB NIELLO DECORATION OVERALL & WITH A FINE GILDED INTERIOR - AN APPLIED GOLD THUMB PIECE & THE HINGE UNUSUALLY, IS ALSO GOLD - THE READABLE MARKS ARE: ASSAY MASTER 'NIKOLAY DUBROVIN' & THE 84 STANDARD MARK - MOSCOW C1830. 55mm x 25mm x 20mm 45gms

SOLD


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PB05 - A 'FINE' VICTORIAN SNUFF BOX - SERPENTINE OUTLINE WITH DECORATED IN-CURVED SIDES - THE BASE WITH A GREEK KEY BORDER OUTSIDE A FORMAL DESIGN - THE COVER WITH A GREEK KEY BORDER & PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION TO THE CENTRAL PANEL - BY: 'EDWARD SMITH' - BIRMINGHAM 1861. 70mm x 50mm x 18mm 100gms

SOLD

( IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE, THAT THE INSCRIPTION RELATES TO THE BRIDGE BUILDERS 'F.MORTON & CO' OF NAYLOR ST LIVERPOOL , WHO CONSTRUCTED THE FAMOUS "LIVERPOOL OVERHEAD RAILWAY" )

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PB11 - A 'SCARCE' GEO.I. SNUFF BOX - THE COVER OF STEPPED OUTLINE - VERY NICELY ENGRAVED & WITH A DISGUISED HINGE - UNUSUALLY FULLY MARKED FOR: 'JOHN MAGGS' - LONDON 1725. 65mm x 43mm 46gms

SOLD

(DISCREET EARLY REPAIRS TO THE HINGE ENDS)

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7386 - A 'RARE' "NELSON" COMMEMORATIVE VINAIGRETTE - THE COVER WITH A PORTRAIT OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON - THE SURMOUNT ENGRAVED WITH THE IMMORTAL 'SIGNAL OF THE DAY' - THE FINELY CAST & PIERCED 'VICTORY' GRILL DEPICTING THE FLAGSHIP & THE DATE "21ST OCT.1805" - BY: 'MATTHEW LINWOOD' - BIRMINGHAM 1805. 30mm 20gms

SOLD

(DESCRIBED & WITH THIS GRILL ILLUSTRATED, SEE PAGE 113 'INVESTING IN SILVER' BY: ERIC DELIEB)

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7292 - A 'FINE' GEO.III. PATCH BOX - CIRCULAR FORM WITH GIRDLE - THE COVERS VERY NICELY ENGRAVED - BY: 'COCKS & BETTRIDGE' - BIRMINGHAM 1816. 25mm

 SOLD

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7691 - AN ARTS & CRAFTS CIRCULAR BOX - SPOT HAMMERED FINISH WITH ROPE WORK BORDER & OF GOOD GAUGE - BY: 'GEORGE HART' FOR THE GUILD OF HANDICRAFTS - LONDON 1936. 5cm 70gms

SOLD

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PB14 - A 'SUPERB' GEO.IV. SILVER-GILT 'WATCH-CASE' VINAIGRETTE - THE COVERS FINELY ENGINE TURNED - THE BORDER & SUSPENSE RING WITH CAST FOLIATE DECORATION - THE GRILL VERY NICELY PIERCED & ENGRAVED WITH A FLOWERS - BY: 'LEDSAM VALE & WHEELER' - BIRMINGHAM 1829. dia.35mm 35gms

SOLD

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PB12 - A 'V.FINE' GEO.III. SNUFF BOX - SLENDER CURVED FORM & DECORATED OVERALL WITH HATCHED PANELS - A VACANT CARTOUCHE TO THE COVER & WITH A V.GOOD DISGUISED HINGE - BY: 'WILLIAM EDWARDS' - LONDON 1809. 73mm x 27mm 34gms

SOLD

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PB22 - A 'V.GOOD' EARLY VICTORIAN VINAIGRETTE - 'TARTAN' TURNED DECORATION OVERALL - THE GRILL PIERCED & ENGRAVED WITH A FLORAL MOTIF - FULLY MARKED FOR: 'NATHANIEL MILLS' - BIRMINGHAM 1839. 40mm x 26mm 25gms

SOLD

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PB07 - A 'V.GOOD' WLM.IV. SNUFF BOX - ENGINE TURNED PANELS & REEDED SIDES - A CAST & APPLIED FOLIATE THUMB PIECE - FINE GILDED INTERIOR WITH BRIEF MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION - BY: 'EDWARD SMITH' - BIRMINGHAM 1832. 75mm x 48mm x 23mm 100gms

SOLD

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PB13 - A V.GOOD EARLY C18TH 'RIECHDOSE' OR SCENT EGG - FINE ENGINE TURNED DECORATION - UNSCREWING TO REVEAL 2 COMPARTMENTS - GERMAN C1720. 33mm

SOLD

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PB20 - A 'V.FINE & WELL DETAILED' GEO.III. VINAIGRETTE IN THE FORM OF A 'BOOK' - VERY FINELY ENGINE TURNED COVERS - THE HINGED SPINE WITH GOOD DETAIL - A SUPERB GRILL - VERY FINELY PIERCED & ENGRAVED WITH FLOWERS & FERNS - BY: 'WILLIAM ELLIOT' - LONDON 1818. 33mm x 22mm

SOLD

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7274 - A 'FINE' GEO.III. SNUFF BOX - OF CURVED OUTLINE WITH REEDED DECORATION OVERALL - A DISGUISED HINGE & SHAPED THUMBPIECE - GOOD ORIGINAL GILDED INTERIOR & WELL MARKED FOR: 'JOHN SHAW' - BIRMINGHAM 1811. 65cm x 40cm 56gms

SOLD

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VGW1 - A 'FINE' WLM.IV. VINAIGRETTE - THE PANELS NICELY ENGINE TURNED & WITH REEDED SIDES - THE TABLET INSCRIBED: 'SARAH WATSON' - FINE GILDED INTERIOR - THE GRILL WITH A CORNUCOPIA - BY: 'THOMAS EDWARDS' - BIRMINGHAM 1831. 38mm x 25mm 25gms

SOLD

 
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PB10 - A 'V.GOOD' EARLY EDW.VII. SNUFF BOX OF GOOD GAUGE - OF IN-CURVED SERPENTINE SHAPE WITH FINE FLORAL DECORATION TO THE COVERS - BY: 'STOKES & IRELAND' - CHESTER 1901. 66mm x 45mm 66gms

SOLD

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PB02 - A 'V.GOOD' GEO.III. NUTMEG GRATER - THE DOMED COVER WITH BRIGHT-CUT BORDER & INSCRIBED 'EP TO SA' - THE BASE NICELY DECORATED WITH A DISGUISED HINGE & VACANT SHIELD - NO MAKERS MARK STRUCK - LONDON - 1795. 36mm x 22mm 30gms

SOLD

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PB04 - A 'V.FINE' WLM.IV. TABLE SNUFF BOX - ENGINE TURNED SIDES & BASE WITH CAST BORDERS - THE COVER WITH A V.HEAVY CAST & APPLIED FLUTED BAND OF FLOWERS & FOLIAGE - THE INSIDE GILDED - BY: 'EDWARD SMITH' - BIRMINGHAM 1836. 90mm x 58mm x 33mm 186gms (6oz)

SOLD

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PB18 - A 'FINE' GEO.III. VINAIGRETTE - THE COVER VERY NICELY BRIGHT-CUT - WITH FINE GILDED FILIGREE GRILL IN THE FORM TYPICAL OF THE MAKER - BY: 'SAMUEL PEMBERTON' - BIRMINGHAM 1801. 32mm x 22mm

SOLD

(AN EARLY EXAMPLE IN REMARKABLY GOOD CONDITION)

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