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Art Nouveau Antique Silver Edwardian Box made in 1902


An Edwardian silver Art Nouveau silver dressing table box ,with the classic scene of ‘The Angels’ which was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1786.

Date 1902
Made By William Comyns
Location London
Stock Number W257x15

Out of stock

Maker: William Comyns

An Edwardian silver Art Nouveau silver dressing table box ,with the classic scene of ‘The Angels’ which was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1786.

The box is oval in shape and finely decorated to the lid and the sides.

The box is gilded to the interior and the lid.

The box is in excellent condition.

Dimensions, length 10.5 cm, width 8 cm, height 1.8 cm.

William Comyns

A London based manufacturing silversmiths who traded from around 1858 until the 1930s.

The firm was founded by William Comyns when he bought the business of Robert Tagg (founded in 1730) around 1858 and entered his first mark from the original Robert Tagg premises in Soho, London.

The business expanded rapidly, and the firm moved and gradually took up more and more premises on Beak Street, off Regent Street. They became William Comyns & Son in 1885 when his two sons Charles and Richard joined the partnership.

They had a significant impact in the 1880s by producing large numbers of decorative items in silver which were retailed through leading London retailers of the time, such as Henry Lewis and Howell & James.

William Comyns died in 1916, and his son Charles died in 1925 whilst at a sale at Christie’s. They registered as a limited company in 1930 as William Comyns & Sons Ltd with the remaining son, Richard, registered as the permanent governing director.

When Richard died in 1953, the company was bought by Bernard Copping. They are now one of the few remaining manufacturing silversmiths in London with premises in London WC2.

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For the rest of World £50.00
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About William Walter Antiques

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