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Antique Silver Victorian Novelty Egg Box made in 1896


A very rare Victorian silver box in the form of an egg, which is hand chased with floral motifs and has a vacant cartouche to both sides of differing sizes.

Date 1896
Made By George Nathan & Ridley Hayes
Location Chester
Stock Number W253x36

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Maker: George Nathan & Ridley Hayes

A very rare Victorian silver box in the form of an egg, which is hand chased with floral motifs and has a vacant cartouche to both sides of differing sizes.

The interior of the box is richly gilded and is in excellent condition.

Dimensions: length 6.5 cm, width 4.5 cm; weight 1.25 troy oz.

George Nathan & Ridley Hayes

George Nathan and Ridley Hayes were silversmiths who entered their first joint mark in 1897 in Birmingham.

They were particularly known for their Arts & Crafts interpretation of early English silver – producing tea sets and caddies, bowls, baskets and desk sets.

They traded under the name Nathan & Hayes and had premises in both Birmingham and Hatton Gardens in London. Hayes ceased to appear in records in 1912, but the firm continued trading as Nathan & Hayes. They were bought by S Blanckensee & Sons.

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