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Jewelry Boxes & Caskets



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Jewelry Boxes & Jewelry
Caskets

VICTORIAN to DECO JEWELRY
BOXES
1840-1901
Jewelry boxes, then as
now, come in all sorts of materials. Polished wooden boxes with tufted
lining, silver plate or sterling, and designs with the Classical motifs
so popular with the Victorians. Generally more geometric and
straight-sided than later boxes, they can be simple with a cartouche for
engraving or ornamented with
wreaths, ornate scrolls, cartouches and cherubs.







VICTORIAN
English wooden jewelry box with green tufted satin fitted interior, glass
front drop front which opens to two small drawers, lock with key, 5" high
and 9" by 6". View
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VICTORIAN English
wooden jewelry box with fitted maroon velvet interior, 4" tall by 6-3/4"
wide and 5" deep. View
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SWISS or Tyrolean
peasant carved black wood jewelry box with swing-out velvet-lined drawers,
circa 1845, 4" high and 8" long.
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Restless & Sleepless
Wholesale Jewelers & Dealers
1900

Restless & Sleepless
Wholesale Jewelers & Dealers
1900

Superior quality highest grade silver-plated ware
Glove, jewelry and handkerchief boxes
Burnished, bright embossed, repousse, open work.
Lined with satin.
Circa 1900




A.C. Becken
Catalogue & Price List, 1902
John Fryxell

A.C. Becken
103 State Street, Columbus Memorial Building, Chicago, Illinois
Catalogue & Price List, 1902
Wholesale Only

Extra quality quadruple silver plated jewelry boxes, etc.
Meriden, Derby Silver Co., Victor Silver Co., E.G. Webster & Son,
Forbes Silver, Barbour Silver.
Jewelry, trinket, casket and pin boxes
Bright embossed, bright silver, bright shield, burnished.
Satin and gold lined.




GEORGIAN (George V) sterling ring
box with shirred lining and engraved initials "KW", SB&L (S. Blackensee &
Sons Ltd, 2nd qtr 20th cy) 1911, 1-7/8" by 1-1/3" and 1" high.
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EDWARDIAN sterling ring box with
blue velvet lid, hallmarked "L&S" Levi & Salaman (1890-1910), Birmingham
1913, footed, 2-1/4" by 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" tall.
View #a32995
EDWARDIAN sterling silver jewelry
box with shirred sage green lining, engraved initials "AC", hallmarked "JDWD"
(John Deakin & William Deakin)
Birmingham 1912, 4-1/3" by 3" by 2" high.
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VICTORIAN sterling silver ring
box with embossed swirls, flowers and cartouche, hallmarked "A&JZ"
Birmingham 1901, three ring slots in soft green velvet, 3" by 1-1/4" by 1"
high. View
View #V33074
STERLING sterling silver ring
box with forest green velvet lining and slots for 6 rings, engraved initials
"EAG", hallmarked Birmingham 1919, 4-1/3" by 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" high.
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VICTORIAN sterling jewelry box,
round scalloped lid, 3 feet, hallmarked 1920, 2-1/2" by 1-1/3"
high. View #a33066




STERLING sterling jewelry
or trinket box hallmarked Birmingham 1912 and maker’s mark "D&F", 3-3/4"
by 2-3/4" and 1-7/8" high, with original velvet inside.
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ENGLISH sterling footed ring and jewelry box with a scrolls design on
top, 4-1/2" by 2-1/2" and 1-1/8" deep, not including the feet.
Hallmarked for the date 1913, the maker is "CS &_ Co, Birmingham". It has a
soft aqua velvet lining that has some light wear and it’s fitted with 6
slots for rings and an open area, heavy and well made.

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STERLING footed jewelry or
trinket box hallmarked for 1919, engine turned top, lined in the
original velvet, 3-1/2" by 2" tall.
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ART NOUVEAU JEWELRY
BOXES
circa 1900-1918
The jewelry boxes of
this era become more rounded, with embossed flowers and leaves. Most of
these lovely boxes were made of spelter electroplated with copper, gold or
silver, and were called "metal art". The boxes are now more
rounded with more pronounced legs and are decorated with the flowing
lines, lovely ladies and swirling flowers typical of the Art Nouveau
design sense. These were often lined with silk or
satin, and because the fabrics were delicate, boxes with the original
lining in perfect condition are difficult to find today. Our catalogue
collection shows that these became popular in about 1904, and after
about 1918, we could find no more in the catalogues. Prices of these
range from $ .50 to $5.00.



WMF (Wurttenbergische Metal Fabrik) Art Nouveau silver plated jewelry box,
dragonfly and floral motif, lined with pleated tan silk which is somewhat shredded but still there, 5"
by 3" by 4" total height. Marked on the back with the WMF
ostrich and "OX" for oxidization, circa 1900.
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WMF (Wurttembergische Metal Fabrik) ostrich mark
("OX" is oxidized)
Germany circa 1880-present
Silver plated ware
More information
JEWELRY casket marked on the back
"WB Mfg. Co.", cream satin lining, circa 1910, 2" by 2".
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ART NOUVEAU jewelry casket
carnations motif in gold tone, lined in soft pink silk, circa 1910, 3-3/4"by 2-1/4" by 2-5/8" tall. View
View #a14785

W.B. Mfg Co
Weidlich Brothers Mfg. Co., "Pompeian Gold"
Connecticut & Florence Aves., Bridgeport, Conn.
Makers of turn-of-the-century jewelry caskets.
(Source: Jewelry & Kindred Trades, 1914, page 147.)

ART NOUVEAU WB Mfg. Co.
(Weidlich Brothers Mfg. Co) gold
tone jewelry casket with bleeding heart flowers motif, marked "322" on one
leg, lined with brown velvet, 4" by 2" by 2-3/4" tall, circa 1910.
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ART NOUVEAU jewelry casket
with roses, smaller ring size at 2-1/2" by 2" by 2" tall, lined in red
velvet, circa 1910. View
View #a14784
ART NOUVEAU "JB (Jennings
Brothers?) 1349" copper colored metal shoe pin cushion, 6-1/4" long and
2-1/2" high. View
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ART NOUVEAU jewelry
casket with morning glory flowers, small ring size, 2-1/2" by 2" by 1-1/2"
tall, soft pink lining, circa 1908. This is shown in the wonderful book,
"Jewelry Box Book" by Joanne Victorie Wiertella on page 107, #308. It is
circa 1907-8 and probably made by NB Rogers. View
View #a15036




A.C. Becken Catalogue, 1905

Extra quality quadruple silver plated handkerchief, glove and jewel boxes.
Heavily embossed, French gray finish, fancy silk lined, circa 1905.

ART NOUVEAU jewelry casket
with roses and leaves, replacement black felt lining, circa 1910, 3-1/2" by
2-1/2" by 2-1/2" tall.
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ART NOUVEAU jewelry casket in gold tone with rose buds, flowers, leaves and
scrolls, lined with original pale green silk, circa 1910, 4" by 2" by 2-1/2" tall.
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ART NOUVEAU large jewelry casket with unusual bird, floral and leaves
motif, pale blue lining as is, circa 1910, 5-1/3" by 3" by 3" tall.
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ART NOUVEAU Art Nouveau jewelry casket with wild roses, pale pink
lining as is, circa 1910, 3-1/4" by 2" by 2-1/2" tall.
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A.C. Becken Catalogue, 1907

Jewel Boxes & Pin Trays.
Solid metal base, fancy silk lined, plated and heavily lacquered, gold boxes are
24k ormolu plated. This illustration also shows one Arts & Crafts copper box.
Circa 1907

Jewel & Handkerchief Boxes.
Solid metal base, fancy silk lined, plated and heavily lacquered,
gold boxes are 24k ormolu plated. This illustration also shows one Arts & Crafts
copper box as well as a very unusual box with a landscape on the side.
Ormolu gold plated, French Gray and Old Copper finish.
Circa 1907




ART NOUVEAU jewelry casket in silver tone with rose buds, flowers, leaves
and scrolls, lined with red velvet, marked "JB" on bottom, circa
1910, 4" by 2" by
2-1/2" tall. View
View #a16544

ART NOUVEAU daffodil motif silvered
white tone pin cushion with pink silk top,
as is, 3-1/2" by 2" by 2-1/4" tall, circa 1910.
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ART NOUVEAU silver tone metal
jewelry box with lily-of-the-valley motif, aqua silk lining, circa 1910, 3" by 2" by 3"
tall . View
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G.W. Huntley, 1914
Chicago

Jewelry & Trinket Boxes
Solid metal base, fancy silk lined, silver boxes are quadruple plated and
heavily lacquered to prevent tarnishing. Gold boxes are fine 24k ormolu gold
plated.
Ivory boxes are fine French Ivory finish.
Circa 1914

ART NOUVEAU WB
Mfg Co (Weidlich Brothers Mfg. Co) gold metal ring box with morning glories, purple velvet and satin
lining, circa 1910, 2-1/3" by 1-1/2" by 2" tall. A
similar box is shown in the wonderful book, "Jewelry Box Book" by Joanne
Victorie Wiertella on page 107, #308.
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ART NOUVEAU B&W 172
gold tone jewelry casket with roses motif, circa 1910, 3-1/2" by 2-1/2" by
2-1/2" tall. Seen in Ettinger’s "Popular
Jewelry, 1840-1940" on page 69.

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ART NOUVEAU B&W 172
gold tone jewelry casket with roses motif, circa 1910, 3-1/2" by 2-1/2" by
2-1/2" tall. Seen in Ettinger’s "Popular
Jewelry, 1840-1940" on page 69.

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B&W maker’s mark on Art Nouveau jewelry casket #a32309

CELLULOID & FRENCH
IVORY JEWELRY BOXES

Circa 1920s
Popular for it’s ivory-like coloring and finish, celluloid was often
used for vanity table accessories. It was also made under other names,
such as "French Ivory" and "Acwalite". Note the simplicity of design,
due in part to the limitations of the material and in part to the
gradual change toward the upcoming geometric Deco style. The catalogues
shows prices from $1.00 to $5.00 for each item.




OttoYoung & Co., 1915
Entire 6th Floor, Heyworth Building,
Wabash Ave. & Madison St., Chicago, Illinois
Wholesale Only

OttoYoung & Co., 1915
Entire 6th Floor, Heyworth Building,
Wabash Ave. & Madison St., Chicago, Illinois
Wholesale Only

French Ivory Photo Frames, Jewelry, Pin & Button Boxes
1915



CELLULOID or "French Ivory" dresser set of
cologne and buffer, initial "N" for Negley, circa 1920.
View #a28420

Initials on French Ivory celluloid accessories. "N" is for Negley and "AJK"
is for Agnes Jeanette King.

CELLULOID or "French Ivory" dresser set of
mirror and lidded jar, initials "AJK" for Agnes Jeanette King,
circa 1920.
View #a28421




A. G. Schwab & Sons Jewelry, 1923
227-233 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

A. G. Schwab & Sons Jewelry, 1923
227-233 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

"Acwalite" manicure & Toilet articles.
Nail polisher, nail file, cuticle knife, button hook, scissors, shoe horn, tray
with feet.




"Acwalite" toilet and dresser articles.
Grain and color of genuine ivory- wear better.
Jewel case, perfume bottle, puff box, pink cushion, hair receiver, salve box.

DUPONT PYRALIN jewelry box with velvet liner and ring slot inside, 5-7/8" by
3-3/4" by 2" tall.
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DUPONT "Pyralin mark on the bottom of a jewelry box. #a60551


TORTOISE and horn simulated in
plastic jewelry box, circa 1920, 5" by 3-1/2" by 3". Folds out like an
accordion to multiple drawers.
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#a32375

DECO JEWELRY BOXES
Circa 1930s
Deco design… geometric, stylized and easily recognizable. Prices
ranged from $10.00 to $18.00 each.




May & Malone 1930 Catalogue
Chicago

May & Malone 1930 Catalogue
Chicago

Jewel and Make Up Boxes
Silver plated, silver satin finish, black onyx.
Circa 1930







DECO cream plastic ring
box with brown trim, deep burgundy velvet interior.
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View #a28258

DELTAH plastic
fan-shaped necklace box, 8" by 8-1/2" when closed, circa 1950. A
box like this can be seen in the Deltah Jewelry ad
HERE.
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View #a28505

DECO white plastic ring box
with gold trim, deep green velvet interior.
View #a31472










DECO white plastic ring
box with gold trim, red velvet interior.
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View #a31469

DECO white plastic ring box
with gold trim, deep aqua velvet interior.
View #a31470

DECO white plastic ring
box with gold trim, rose velvet interior.
View #a31471




BOX for a ring, cream
plastic lined in green velvet.
View #a32930

BOX cream plastic ring box in the form of a book, "Burnette Bros
Jewelers, Seattle Wa.".
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BOX for a ring, dome topped
cream plastic.
View #a32933