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Posted 4 years ago

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walksoftly
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This box belonged to an elderly relative of mine, she was born around 1900, it may have belonged to her father. It measures 1.25 wide, 1.625 long, .375 high, it has a hinged inner lid with an open leaf motif, below that is a piece of foam like material. It has the initials C M A on the lid, inside on the bottom there is an anchor symbol.

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
    This is a ladies "Vinaigrette." In Victorian times women would carry this little locket and soak the sponge with vinegar or some sort of smell good. They would then sniff it if they weren't feeling well or were suddenly overcome by some sort of terrible smell...Which I'm sure happened fairly often back in the day! Check out this link. http://www.silvercollection.it/pagina6.html
  2. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
    Here's another with an auction value. http://www.etsy.com/listing/46444265/antique-vintage-sterling-silvergold-gilt
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    I took another look at the inside with a loupe, on the inside lid is the profile of a womans head, Lion profile, and2 letters what looks like a F or a K and an M. On the inside bottom is an anchor, the same letters as the top and an O .
    Thank you so much for your help toolate2
  4. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    Sounds like English markings.... http://www.silvercollection.it/englishsilverhallmarks.html
  5. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    The anchor probably signifies Birmingham, the town where is was verified, the lion is the silver quality and the lady proves that the duties were paid. If it is in fact a lady and this piece is from England then it's 1890 or earlier. The duty mark was used up until 1890.
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Thanks for your help tikiray
  7. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    You're very welcome!
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Thank for the L's officialfuel, toolate2, vetraio50, & BeauxPurdy
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love Bellin
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love, packrat & Beaux.
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the Loves, Deanteaks, chinablue, miKKo, & vintageloveantiques.
  12. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks, mrmajestic, official & miKKo.
  13. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    i love the mixture of background patterns which were used - an eastlake/stanford white thing - i think.
  14. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    @ho2cultcha could you elaborate on the "eastlake/stanford white"
  15. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, purpledog, scandi, Mani, ho2, & Bellin.
  16. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love Inky.
  17. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love shughs & Poop.
  18. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 months ago
    Thanks for the love & comment nuts.
  19. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 months ago
    Thanks for the love Lee, AR, Sean, Hedge, DrF, tom, & Aim.

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