FINE QUALITY ANTIQUE SCOTTISH SILVER CIGAR BOX W/ POLAR BEAR ESSEX CRYSTAL 1898
An antique Scottish, solid sterling silver cigar box, with typical wooden lined interior. The lid set with an exceptionally fine and large hand crafted reverse carved intaglio crystal ('Essex Crystal'), depicting a polar bear in typical habitat.
Wonderful quality and most unusual - so decorative and highly collectable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Some wear to interior and lid doesn't quite appose, easily adjusted if desired. Slight degradation to paint on background, see pics.
DEFECTS: None as such.
DATE/MARKS: British hallmark for Glasgow 1898. Maker's marks DEGE (George Edward & Sons).
DIMENSIONS: Lid just over 6 x 5 ¼ inches, 2 ¼ inches tall, Essex crystal 64 x 49 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 861 grams.