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Larkin & Gallow
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Small Round Tortoiseshell & Silver Dressing Table Trinket Box – Cooper Bros Birmingham 1912

REF: P3 - 87 / LA419678
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Description
When we very fortunately were offered a large William Comyns tortoiseshell trinket box by an acquaintance, we also received this diminutive round box by Cooper Brothers. Having received a considerable amount of attention, the sun-bleached lid has recovered much of its former glory, but remains slightly matt in finish. We have retained the original fabric after a sensitive clean, primarily as it is in very good condition for something of this age and a fine piece of work in itself. We have also remained faithful to its origins, leaving the lid uncovered to allow the sunlight to light up the wonderful hues in the lid.
measurements
Height:
40 mm
Diameter:
60 mm
Weight:
73 mg
declaration
Larkin & Gallow has clarified that the Small Round Tortoiseshell & Silver Dressing Table Trinket Box – Cooper Bros Birmingham 1912 (LA419678) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1912
condition
Overall, this lightly revitalised trinket box is in good condition. As mentioned, the lid remains a little matt, but we hold the view this was preferable to a full refinishing. The silverwork is relatively good reflecting its age with several small dinks. The legs are solid and intact, as is the base of the piece. There are some very small abrasions to the rim of the shell lid, but they do not impact the aesthetic or practical appeal of this box. One thing potential buyers should be aware of is that it does wear a permanent smile (i.e. the lid is always slightly ajar), see photographs. However, alteration of the hinge to remedy this would likely make the box uneconomic and potentially condemn it to ‘scrapping’, something we just can’t countenance, except as a very last resort. So please rescue this little gem, as it is still a good solid trinket box that has all the potential to offer another hundred years (or more) of reliable service.
location
This Small Round Tortoiseshell & Silver Dressing Table Trinket Box – Cooper Bros Birmingham 1912 is located in Suffolk, United Kingdom
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