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Posted 1 year ago

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realthings
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This beautiful silver box has been in my family for longer than we can remember. I suspect it came over with one of my great grandparents at some point. However, this is all conjecture since nobody seems to know specifics. It is lined with what we think is cedar wood. It's about 5 inches long and 4 wide. Condition is a bit worn, but it's still lovely. Anyone know the maker's mark?

Mystery Solved

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  1. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    vetraio50. Is this another cigar box? That is what it looks like realthings. I am sure we can help you find the maker. Welcome to CW!
  2. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    looks like an English silverplate marking to me.
  3. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    Does it say

    "TOM & G"
  4. realthings realthings, 1 year ago
    Hi BHock45,
    Thanks for your comments - a cigar box wouldn't surprise me - my great grandfather was a cigar maker and he came over from England! I'll check out that mark more closely.
  5. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    realthings, my great grandfather was a cigar maker too. He was from central New Jersey, he came over from Poland.
  6. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    Germany not Poland, its late.
  7. realthings realthings, 1 year ago
    :-) I'm going to get my magnifier to see if I can read the maker's mark more accurately.
  8. realthings realthings, 1 year ago
    Figured it out! The mark is: E.G. Webster. They were a company formed in Brooklyn New York in 1859. This mark was used between 1886-1928. So this was either my great grandfather's or my grandfather's. And it's American. Thanks to BHock45, I know it's a cigar box so mystery solved ;-)



  9. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    Good job relathings! So is it silver plated? I assume so
  10. realthings realthings, 1 year ago
    Hmmm...still not sure but will continue to explore....

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