An exceptional quality 1930s sterling silver box of plain rectangular form with the clean features and straight lines typical of the Art Deco period. Made of excellent gauge silver and has a heavy, chunky feel. The box is hinged and opens out completely flat. Original interior gilding. The top is engraved with a stylised monogram “RP” for R. Purbrick the original owner. Every feature is of the highest quality. The box would have originally been part of an extensive set of art deco silver and cut glass accessories in a leather travelling case for which the maker Asprey is particularly known for. Weight 226 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Height 5 cms. Top measures 10 x 7.75 cms. London 1934. Maker Asprey, London.
This stylish silver box is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The silver is heavy gauge. Stamped inside the lid and on the edge of the box with a fully matching and clear set of English silver hallmarks. The engraved initials are deep and crisp. The gilding is a bit worn and a little stained.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.