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    Posted 7 years ago

    Aimathena
    (600 items)

    Here I have a very beautiful antique sterling silver jewelry trinket box. That dates back to 1898. I'm unsure what this piece is named, but I do know it is sterling silver.
    There are three symbols on the left side of the lid.
    As well as numbers and letters on the bottom.
    S4964 which almost looks scratched in at the top where it bumps up to the highest point.
    Directly below that is what looks like I N P stamped into the metal.
    The assayer's Hallmarks determine this is a British sterling silver piece.
    I know the first mark (starting on the left) can stand for the duty was paid or which city it was made in.
    The middle mark the lion passant (walking lion) is the symbol for sterling silver (925).
    The last symbol which is a lowercase k stands for the year it was made But....
    I cannot make out what the first symbol is and I do not know which year the lowercase letter k stands for.
    Update:
    I figured out the Shield in the last symbol with the lowercase k is a London shield and the piece was made in 1898
    More than likely the first symbol is either the King or Queen's head. Which symbolizes the duty has been paid.
    Measures...
    6 inches wide (side to side)
    3 inches deep (front to back)
    1 1/4 inches tall (top to bottom)

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    Comments

    1. lundy lundy, 7 years ago
      real nice I sent link ty
    2. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thank you, I got it and replied :)
    3. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much Leah xo
    4. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thank you so much for the love...
      Lundy
      Leah
      Lee
      Fort
    5. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love's. ..
      doc
      agh
      pops
    6. tom61375, 7 years ago
      I'll go with Snuff Box! =^)
    7. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      I just found out this piece is very old. omgosh how exciting.
    8. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love...
      Tom - and ty for commenting =^)
      Karen
      Olof
      Kev
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Aimathena I have a question or two. The marks you have shown are English hallmarks that were placed on the lid of the box. What are the marks on the bottom?
      Is there a lion passant on the bottom part of the box?




    10. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Hi Kev, The lion passant is on the side of the lid. The bottom is marked in two areas. S4964 which almost looks scratched in at the top where it bumps up to the highest point. Directly below that is what looks like I N P stamped into the metal.
    11. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Tom, I found some snuff boxes...
      http://www.ifranks.com/silver-snuff-boxes
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      The holes in the lid mean than it would not be used for snuff.
      Snuff boxes have a tight fitting lid.

      How big is it?
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      It actually looks more French to me.
      It might be an imported piece.
      By the way, I think 'k' would be 1905 for that shape if imported into London.
      If it were imported into Birmingham the date would be 1909.
    14. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      I thought about that as well. I'm thinking it's a jewelry box.
      6 inches wide (side to side)
      3 inches deep (front to back)
      1 1/4 inches tall (top to bottom)
    15. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love...
      Mike
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Pansies! = Pensées!
      Thoughts!
      A trinket box?

      It's got something of an Art Nouveau look!

    17. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      LoL
      Well, this we know for sure... its definitely something ;^)
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      You bet! It really is nice.
    19. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Kev, look at this....
      http://www.antiquesilvercompany.com/detail.php?recordid=910
      Note the year.... smarty pants =^P
    20. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Potpourri box? Now that makes sense and scents LoL....
      http://www.antiquesilvercompany.com/detail.php?recordid=808
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Pot pourri! Yeah!
      Too big for a vinaigrette.
      That William Comyns piece even has a similar bottom edge pattern.
      Well done.
    22. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thank you kev, I had great fun with you on this piece. xo Thanks so much.
    23. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Beautiful!!
    24. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sean :)
    25. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Aimathena!!
    26. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love
      AR
      Boot
      Geo
      Scott
      Sean
      Mani
    27. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thank you Very much for the love
      Antiquerose
    28. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 years ago
      Its Gorgeous Aims
    29. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Hi VF, thanks so much. I truly appreciate you taking time to comment :)

      Thanks so the love...
      VF
      Toolate
      Scott
    30. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love...
      Elisabeth
      Nuts
      Gargo
      Phil
      Vanessa
      Radegunder
    31. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much for the love
      Rade
      TTom
      Truly appreciated
    32. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      I need some ideas please =D this piece is just too beautiful to put away in a drawer. Other than potpourri... What type of goodies could I put in here to leave out on the table?
    33. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love
      jjsr
    34. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thank you Gargo. Great to have ya back
    35. antiquesilver antiquesilver, 5 years ago
      I would say it looks like a potpourri box - see example below. You could however convert the interior and create a trinket box if you feel this would be more useful
      http://www.acsilver.co.uk/shop/pc/Chinese-Export-Silver-Gilt-Potpourri-Boxes-Antique-Circa-1870-42p7207.htm

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