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Four Shell Boxes

Auction:
2835B
Lot:
263
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$984$800

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2835B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 18, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Four Shell Boxes, England, 19th/early 20th century, two oval: signed Mappin & Webb, London, gadrooning on hinged lid, inlaid silver urn and vinework, lg. 3 3/8, wd. 2 3/8, and one with silver bezel and ray design, unmarked, lg. 3 5/8, wd. 1 7/8; a casket with sterling silver garland and lyre lid, probably William Comyns & Sons, London, mark worn, lg. 3 1/4, wd. 2; and one square, with silver cartouche and figural corners on lid, ht. 2 3/8, lg. 4 3/8, wd. 4 1/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

Square box is missing one corner silver attachment, but is included with lot; oval with ray has cracking, some which leads to underside; all items show signs of age consistent with age and use.


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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London, United Kingdom, William Comyns & Sons

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