This is a highly decorative Antique Victorian silver plated folding biscuit box, the base bearing the makers’ mark of the renowned silversmiths Fenton Brothers of Sheffield, England, circa 1890 in date and bearing the Staniforth’s Patent mark as well as the registration number 3549.
It has a plain shell-shaped body sitting in a cast frame with remarkably chased branch supports and the original interior features elegant hand-pierced dividers.
The opening mechanism is as intricate as the shell decoration, it opens out into two halves and is held shut by gorgeous laurel wreath loose ring handles at the top.
This wonderful container could house anything from sweets to biscuits or trinkets.
Whatever you choose to store in this lovely item you are sure to do it in style.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 25 x Width 19 x Depth 15
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 6 inches
FENTON BROTHERS LTD
Firm established in 1875 at South Moor Works, East Street, Sheffield by John Frederick Fenton and Frank Fenton. The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1896 under the style Fenton Brothers Ltd. In 1935, Fenton Bros was part of a short-lived merger “Silver & Steelcrafts Ltd” that included J.H.Potter & Sons Ltd and James Deakin & Sons. The combine collapsed within three years.
Our reference: X0088