Any repair unless invisible would not add to the value of the box and unless you are going to use the box rather than keep it as part of a collection.. it is not worth the expense. Best wishes, Mike. .
The bottom part of this Georgian Patch box was made in Birmingham in 1808/9 by the famous silversmith Samuel Pemberton....... I am unable to make out the marks on the lid from your photo... could you please post some more that are a little more revealing. Best wishes, Mike. .
The picture is not really clear enough to make an accurate assessment... can you get a better image of the mark.. I have a collection of Mordan pencils and documentation on types/styles etc. Best wishes, Mike. .
Can I suggest you search all over the stick for other marks as those in themselves do not seem to reveal anything to me... maybe to someone else. If there are other marks please post them. Best wishes, Mike.
Confirm the date as 1726/27 and those are quality plates with the keen gadrooning round the edges and a beautifully engraved armorial.... Would suspect that the makers initials will be on it and would love to know who made them. Please post a pic of makers initials. Best wishes, Mike. .
This is a copy of the 'Anointing spoon' which is used at British Coronations. Some are made from silver and gilded and some from cheaper metals and gilded to sell at coronation time as a souvenir. Best wishes, Mike. .