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Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
Reference: S1321
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1902
Silversmith: Brook & Son
Place: Edinburgh
Price: $ 1 750.00
Weight: 180 grams
Dimensions: 12 cm*7cm*3cm height
Condition: Excellent - hinge in perfect condition, lid closes snugly. Light scratches and wear on base (from use)

Description: A lovely commemorative Scottish silver box, beautifully engraved on the lid with 3 different armorials. The sides of the box are decorated with an attractive flower, leaf and bow design, and the interior is silver gilt. The inscription reads "From Friends at Archers Hall to Charles Stewart, Match Secretary, 1891-1901, 22nd October 1901." Archers Hall was built in 1777 for the Royal Company of Archers, the oldest surviving company of longbowmen in Britain. Today a private club, they provide the bodyguard for the sovereign in Scotland (ceremonial today). Members must be Scottish, and are drawn from politicians, military officers and nobility. They compete annually for the "Edinburgh Arrow". The central coat of arms, with motto "Nobilis Ira" (Noble Wrath), has the shield topped with Peers helmet and demi lion rampant. This is the coat of arms of the Stewarts. The armorial to the left is the Royal coat of arms as used in Scotland, but unusually with the English motto "Dieu et Mon Droit" (God and my Right). The 3rd armorial, with motto "In Peace and War", depicts archers under a tree, a winged cupid and a swordsman. The hallmarks are clear, including the lid. The base is engraved "Brook & Son, Edinburgh". Brook & Son succeeded William Marshall & Sons in 1891, and operated from 87 George St, Edinburgh. The box was probably engraved by Daniel Stewart, the firms' chief designer and chaser, he retired in 1935 with 42 years service. We are not sure if Daniel was related to Charles, the recipient of the box.
Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
Archers Hall Box

Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
Archers Hall Box - top view

Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
Detail 1

Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
Detail 2

Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
Side view

Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
Gilt interior

Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
Scale

Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
Hallmark

Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
Hallmark lid

Scottish Silver Box - Archers Hall.
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