English tortoise shell veneered box with hinged, domed lid having applied sterling silver scrolling corner mounts and cartouche with script monogram "CG". Escutcheon hallmarked for Cornelius Saunders and Francis Shepard, Chester, 1895. Green velvet lined interior and trim to lid. Does not retain key. 2 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W x 6" D. Provenance: Private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with hairlines, largest 7 3/4", to veneer and a few scattered small edge chips. Natural age shrinkage to underside of base, largest 5 3/4". Some tarnish to sterling silver.
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