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Twelve English Trough-form Sterling Silver Stamp Boxes

Auction:
2740B
Lot:
30
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2740B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 19, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Twelve English Trough-form Sterling Silver Stamp Boxes, most Birmingham, early 20th century, various makers and dates, ten with hinged covers with colorless glass windows: six with two compartments, two with three compartments, and two with single compartment; one with four compartments and hinged cover marked "Stamps" in blue enamel and presentation inscription to interior, lg. 3 5/8 in., and one uncovered with central handle; approx. 14.9 total troy oz.
Estimate $400-600

Three troughs with indentations to undersides around feet. Two with covers lacking original leather backing. All with age-typical wear and rubbing to engraving. All mechanics working.


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.

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