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101951 | GREAT BRITAIN. Silver Turtle Trinket Box or Compact.

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    101951  |  GREAT BRITAIN. Silver Turtle Trinket Box or Compact. Produced 1908 (53mm x 88mm x 26mm, 31.42 g). Manufactured by Henry Williamson, Ltd in Birmingham.

     

    Trinket Box in the shape of a turtle, hollowed out, with top shell being a fully functioning lid that opens on a hinge; four hallmarks on inside of lower shell: in rectangle, «H•W•LD»; in rectangular shields: «anchor» and «lion passant» (for Birmingham) and «i» (for 1908).

     

    Extremely Fine. Somewhat polished, but starting to re-tone rather pleasingly. A rare and charming issue of silversmithing from Edwardian England. Compare to a similar example here, though completely devoid of any toning and character.

     

    Equal parts whimsical and practical, this trinket box takes the form of one of the more collectible forms of fauna within the world of numismatics and, though not a coin, token, or medal, is still within the same vein given that it is a handcrafted work of art utilizing metal.

     

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