A very rare matching pair of early antique silver boxes of octagonal form, with pull off tops, dating from the reign of King Charles II. Good size and weight. Sterling silver. Simple plain form with a large hand engraved armorial within tied plumage feathers, very typical of the date. Superb antique colour. At this date boxes of this type would have originally been part of an extensive toilet service.
Total weight 645 grams, 20.7 troy ounces.
Height 6.3 cm. Width of top 12.7/13.5 cm.
Maker’s mark “B” – see Jackson’s page 133*.