Beautiful Rare Edwardian Asprey Solid Silver Gilt Box Hm 1904 Caga Maker's Mark
BEAUTIFUL RARE ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN ASPREY SOLID STERLING SILVER GILT BOX - NO MONOGRAMS - HIGH QUALITY - BY THE FAMOUS ASPREY OF BOND STREET LONDON HALLMARKED CHARLES & GEORGE ASPREY - MID EDWARDIAN ERA - LONDON 1904 - HIGHLY COLLECTABLE - GREAT GIFT! This is a rare and beautiful antique solid sterling silver gilt box, in an unusual shape with a hinged lid - please see the photos. It is of the highest quality, crafted by the world famous Asprey of London in the mid Edwardian era, with the collectable hallmark of Charles & George Asprey, London 1904.
The quality of the workmanship is clear - it is beautifully made. The box is gilded both internally and externally and there are no monograms or engravings of any kind. As regards the gilt - a lot of it is intact externally but it has worn in places - please see the photos. Internally, the gilt is just beautiful - all intact and a lovely warm, rich golden colour. Externally also there are lots of scratches, mainly to the base and lid, commensurate with age and use.
Whoever it was must have been very wealthy! The box is in a good gauge of silver and it has a nice weight for its size of over 65g.
You can imagine what a thoughtful, unusual gift this elegant piece of antique Asprey silver would be for you to give! And remember, collecting silver is a fascinating hobby. As a welcome distraction in these troubled days, why not start your own collection of antique silver?
It need not be expensive and you will have something to value and pass on when better times return. Y own hallmark at the London Assay Office. If you have any questions about antique silver, please feel free to contact me and I will try my best to answer your queries. Please note I do not do valuations. Asprey & Co were established in 1781 and are one of the finest and most well-known producers of British jewelry and luxury goods in the world.
Since then, Asprey has held a Royal Warrant for every British monarch and several other foreign heads of state. Most recently it has become the official retailer for luxury watchmakers, Rolex.
To the base of the body: "ASPREY LONDON". It measures 4.7cm by 4.2cm across the lid and base; 2.4cm in height and weighs 65.3g. Please see above for a detailed report on the gilt, etc. In very reasonable antique condition. Especially considering it is 117 years old. The hinge is in good working order and it opens and shuts well. Any dark marks are reflections or bits of age-related patina.
Whilst you are here, why not take a look at our other lovely pieces of solid silver? In particular we have another rare box by Asprey, in the form of a suitcase, hallmarked London 2009. We specialise in high quality silver items that carry the hallmarks of solid English silver. We have many collectable silver pieces of different eras and styles antique, vintage and modern from before Victorian times to Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco and all decades up to the present day. We also have various, assorted English silver items to offer in lots.
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We do not give discounts. The item "BEAUTIFUL RARE EDWARDIAN ASPREY SOLID SILVER GILT BOX HM 1904 CAGA MAKER'S MARK" is in sale since Friday, August 6, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "simplyenglishsilver" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: Asprey Edwardian Solid Silver Gilt Box HM 1904
- Style: Art Deco
- Age: 1900-1940
- Material: Solid Silver
- Pattern: Gilt
- Antique: Yes
- Composition: Sterling Silver Gilt
- Brand: Asprey's of Bond Street, London