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Antique Silver Victorian Box made in 1891


An unusual and large Victorian silver box in the form of a shell which opens up to reveal a beautifully gilded interior.

Date 1891
Made By Horton & Allday
Location Birmingham
Stock Number W249x1

Out of stock

Maker: Horton & Allday

An unusual and large Victorian silver box in the form of a shell which opens up to reveal a beautifully gilded interior.

This stunning and rare box is in excellent condition.

Dimensions: length 13.75 cm, from back to front of box 10.5 cm

Horton & Allday

The firm was founded in Birmingham c. 1860 by Alfred George Horton and Harry Allday. Horton died in 1886 and the business was continued by Allday, who maintained the name Horton & Allday.

The firm was active at 193 Warstone Lane, Birmingham, where it remained until 1931 when moved to 58 Northampton Street. London offices were at 6 Arundell Street Coventry Street, Leicester Square (1913) and 47 Poland Street, London (1913).

Horton & Allday entered hallmarks in Birmingham, Chester (“H & A” in 1894, 1895 and 1906), London (“H.A” in 1887 and “Hn & Ay” in 1897) and Sheffield (“H & A” in 1903) Assay Offices.

The firm participated to the 1915 and 1920 editions of the British Industries Fair.

Delivery Details

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Import restrictions are applicable to some destinations, especially the import of products containing materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell. We cannot accept orders requiring shipment to any countries which implement such controls.

All items are checked and photographed prior to packaging, and we aim to dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payment.

Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

At the heart of William Walter Antiques is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful silver of supreme quality, which celebrates all that is precious about sterling silver. Customer service also being paramount, our long-standing, devoted staff team go above and beyond the call of duty for all our clients. We believe it is this combination of passion and commitment that has kept our customers with us for many years.

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