Antique 1915 Crichton Brothers London New York Sterling Silver Powder Box | Rs
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Antique 1915 Crichton Brothers London New York Sterling Silver Powder Box | Rs:
Up for sale is a 1915 Crichton Brothers sterling silver powder box.The box features family crest hand etched on the top of the lid. In excellent condition with no dents or scratches. The lid closes Alfred Crichton (1866-1938) and his brother, Philip Alexander Solomon Phillips (1867-1934) established their business at London in the 1890's. In c.1908 they were joined by Edward Richard du Parcq who supervised their New York branch that opened in 1909. In 1913 they extended their American operations by opening a branch in Chicago. The firm were well known for supplying the highest quality antique silverware, and reproductions of such pieces. Crichton Brothers take a foremost place as specialists in Old English silver, their collection of which is regarded as one of the finest and most representative to be seen at any house of business.
The box measures5-1/2"in diameter at the base, the lid is 5" in diameter, total height is 3"and weighs515.7g.The side of the box and lid are stamped with the assay hallmarks:'LAC' (Lionel Alfred Crichton) contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, the sterling lion passant, the assay office hallmark and the date hallmark of lower case "u" indicating the year 1915. The bottom is also hallmarked. The piece is in excellent condition with minor patina.
Please view our other items from this matching vanity set; Smaller 1900s Clothes Brush, Larger 1916 Clothes Brush, 1915 Hair Brush, 1916 Perfume Bottle A, 1916 Perfume Bottle B, 1916 Vanity Mirror, 1915 Ring Tray, 1915 Powder Box B.
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