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Two Late Victorian Sterling Silver-Mounted Tortoiseshell Boxes, the silver mounts hallmarked Chester, 1894-1896, by Saunders & Shepherd, including a sarcophagus-form tea caddy with silver cartouche, escutcheon, stirrup handles and feet, the hinged lid opening to reveal an inner lid and foil-lined compartment, h. 4", w. 5-1/8", d. 3-1/4", and a rectangular card box, the 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, h. 2-1/2", w. 4", d. 2-7/8".


Both in overall very good condition. The box with the escutcheon has a very small loss to the tortoiseshell on the corner of the inside rim. The other box (with cards) has three vertical cracks to the tortoiseshell veneer on its right-facing side.

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Two Victorian Silver-Mounted Tortoiseshell Boxes

Estimate $500 - $800Oct 15, 2016