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Antique Art Deco Silver Cigarette Card Box Casket C1930

Antique Art Deco Silver Cigarette Card Box Casket C1930

Antique Art Deco Silver Cigarette Card Box Casket C1930

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About this item

This is a stylish antique Art Deco sterling silver multi function item which can be a cigarette or card box, or jewellery casket. It has hallmarks for Sheffield circa 1930 and the makers mark of the renowned silversmiths and retailers Walker & Hall. The striking Art Deco design makes this casket very elegant which apart from a decorative purpose  can also be very practical and would make a lovely gift. The quality and craftsmanship throughout are truly second to none.

Condition:Excellent with no dings or dents.

Walker & Hall was established in Sheffield in 1845 by George Walker who become an assistant of Dr John Wright. Dr John Wright had conducted important experiments on electroplating, Walker secured the royalty of electroplating for Sheffield. The business was joined by Henry Hall and became in 1853 Walker & Hall. The factory was at Howard Street, Sheffield, while showrooms were opened in 45 Holborn Viaduct, London. Branches were opened in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cardiff, Belfast, Hull, Bristol, Melbourne and Adelaide (Australia), Cape Town (South Africa). Walker & Hall was converted into a limited liability company in 1920 under the style Walker & Hall Ltd and combined in 1963 under the British Silverware Ltd with Mappin & Webb and Elkington & Co. Walker and Hall Sheffield were primarily Sheffield Makers, but items with Birmingham, London and Chester Assay Marks can also be found. 

Dimensions

W14.0 x H5.5 x D9.0 cm

Wear condition

Excellent

Date of manufacture

1930s

Period

Early 20th Century

Style

Art Deco

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

48498602
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