Fine Art Deco Onyx & Blue Stone Box with 9ct Gold Merchant Marine Navy Emblem (0560)
A lovely Art Deco period onyx box with a blue (perhaps sodalite or dyed granite) band. It has a 9ct gold (unmarked) mount of the Merchant Marine crown, so was likely owned or presented to someone in the Merchant Navy. There is no clasp mechanism, the lid stays shut by the weight of the lid. The hinge is gilt metal and has impressed marks - H.G & S Made in England. The mark is for Henry Griffith & Sons and they were a known maker of cigarette, cigar and desk boxes in silver. The box itself could be used for cigarettes, jewellery or perhaps most suitably as a desk box where it would no doubt command attention. A fine looking piece
Normal period wear, but no major scuffs or deep scratches. Two chips to the base, one small to the front, and a slightly larger one to the reverse, both shown in the images.
Height: 5.5 cm ( 2 1/8 inch )
Width: 12.6 cm ( 5 inch )
Weight: 960 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 0560 MY17-3
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