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Two English Sterling Silver-mounted Onyx Boxes

Auction:
2875B
Lot:
14
Sold for:
$400$325

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2875B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 09, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Two English Sterling Silver-mounted Onyx Boxes, London, one with a silver-plated medallion of St. Christopher to lid, 1913-14, Charles Boyton & Sons Ltd., lg. 4; the other with inset malachite stringing, 1936-37, George Betjemann & Sons Ltd., retailed by Asprey, lg. 7 7/8 in.
Estimate $400-600

Small box: medallion added later, area around medallion rough with nicks and a crack radiating outward, several other natural fissures to onyx. Larger box with various little nicks along rim, lid, and feet, several very small fissures to onyx.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

London, Asprey, Boyton, Gemstones, Jewellery, John Betjeman, LG Corporation, Malachite, Sterling silver, Tantalus

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