Help with BOX

PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
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Help with BOX

Postby philo » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:12 am

Can anyone please help me identify exactly what the item is, style. and specifics on the design (type of feet etc.), maker, date when made, origin?

On the last picture, there is a 6 marked to the silver. Does anyone know what this means? Is it a duty mark?

Also the lid appears to have a shade of gold. Is this gold gilt?

Any help would be much appreciated.

With all of the items I have listed, I have done my own preliminary research to some avail, but would like some expert , experienced opinions especially in relation to dates.

Thanks to all who contribute





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Postby buckler » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:00 am

The assay and date marks are for Chester and 1911/12

The maker is George NATHAN and Ridley HAYES, trading as Nathan & Hales of Howard Street, Birmingham. I believe they may also have had a London registered mark. It was quite typical of the better, or those wishing to seem better, Birmingham makers to register a mark at , and assay at Chester. Chester was regarded as much "posher" than Birmingham !

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