This is a beautiful Antique Victorian silver plated folding biscuit box, the base bearing the makers mark of the renowned retailer and silversmith Elkington & Co of Birmingham, dating from 1886 as well as as the Staniforth's Patent mark.
It has a plain shell-shaped body sitting in a cast frame with the original interior 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 clasps at the top.
This 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 really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 24 x Width 21 x Depth 13
Dimensions in inches:
Height 9 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 5 inches
Our reference: 09467
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