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Victorian Silver Double Lidded Twin Stamp Box     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1736
Period: Victorian
Year: 1900
Silversmith: Cohen & Charles
Place: Chester
Price: $ 1 250.00
Weight: 54 (including glass) grams
Dimensions: 5.3 cm*3.6cm*1.5cm height
Condition: Excellent, both hinges perfect, snug closure on both lids. Both frames snug fit. Chips to edge of original glass, but not visible.

Description: A rare and unusual Victorian silver double lidded twin stamp box, one of the most practical designs we have seen on a stamp box. The box is rectangular, and is good quality, a pleasing weight, with gilded interior with 2 sloped compartments, and twin lids on separate hinges. The lids have separate silver frames which hold the glass in place covering the representative stamp. The box is clearly hallmarked, both lids and both frames are hallmarked as well. Cohen & Charles worked between 1890 and 1974, founded by Albert Cohen and Charles Solomon. They were the sole English agents for the leading French firm of Baudet Freres & Cie, so were a prestigious firm (Culme, Gold & Silversmiths, pg 88).
Victorian Silver Double Lidded Twin Stamp Box
Victorian silver double lidded twin stamp box

Victorian Silver Double Lidded Twin Stamp Box
antique silver stamp box, one lid open

Victorian Silver Double Lidded Twin Stamp Box
silver stamp box, gilded interior, both lids open

Victorian Silver Double Lidded Twin Stamp Box
silver stamp box base

Victorian Silver Double Lidded Twin Stamp Box
Cohen & Charles hallmarks

Victorian Silver Double Lidded Twin Stamp Box
Interior hallmarks

Victorian Silver Double Lidded Twin Stamp Box
Silver rim hallmarks

Victorian Silver Double Lidded Twin Stamp Box
Silver stamp box, scale

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