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Art Nouveau1234 of 1898A RUCKL XMAS GIFTLOETZ: A NEW MIMOSA AND A DEFINITIVE ID
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Posted 2 years ago

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goody2shoes
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I inherited this lovely silver box from my mother. I always loved it and am so pleased to have it. She bought it in the 1950s in York but I have no idea who the maker is or exactly how old it is. I've hunted through London makers' marks to no avail. There is a cloverleaf with (I think) the initials WGC and finally a letter 'F'.

It measures 17cm x 10cm and is 7cm high

It was hard to take good photos. The Art Nouveau design is beautifully crafted and it's quite heavy - weighs approx 450gm

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  1. riazpropman riazpropman, 2 years ago
    try looking at irish hallmarks,just a thought.
  2. subversivegrrl subversivegrrl, 2 years ago
    The leopard head is London's city mark, and the "f" is 1901 (based on the style of the letter and the shape of the shield.) Don't have any help for you on the WGC/shamrock, unfortunately, but maybe someone else will.
  3. subversivegrrl subversivegrrl, 2 years ago
    I also meant to say - this is *gorgeous.*
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    W G Connell - (registered Apr 1893)
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    When Hems catches up on sleep, he can tell you.
  6. goody2shoes goody2shoes, 2 years ago
    Thanks so much Vetraio50 . I've found out lots about Connells since you informed me. I certainly haven't seen such a beautiful example as this and think it's quite exceptional. It's also in immaculate condition. Anyone have ideas what the box was designed for?
  7. subversivegrrl subversivegrrl, 2 years ago
    I would guess it's a cigarette box?

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