London 1890 sterling silver box

Aug 10, 2019. 05:27 UTC
London 1890 Sterling Silver Box
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London Sterling Silver Box Antique hall marked 925 sterling silver 1896.. made in London..Inscribed to S.J.Glanville "This token of affectionate esteem from a few of us who worked with him on "Lloyds List" 1920-1926 There is obvious wear.. some small dents in the metal.



Answered within 1 day
Aug 11, 14:57 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $1,500 USD

Insurance Value

$2,500 USD
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Good afternoon, Christopher,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. I still can't make out the marks that would identify the maker but this is a cigar humidor with presentation inscription. Contrary to popular thought, having a presentation inscription does not always add value - it would if the person receiving or giving it was of considerable significance or importance. As it is, this would be catalogued for auction as follows:

An Edwardian sterling silver cigar humidor
London, bearing date mark for 1896, with later presentation inscription "To S.J.Glanville /This token of affectionate esteem / from a few of us who worked with him / on "Lloyds List / 1920-1926"
bottom with leather lining; interior with adjustable divider.
5 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches

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Christopher viers Aug 11, 19:26 UTC

OK, hope these help let me know if there's any thing else you need.

Christopher viers Aug 11, 19:31 UTC

I would be most interested in information about the inscription..."Lloyds list" is Lloyds of London...

Delia Aug 12, 16:04 UTC

The photos are helpful. Dimensions would be great if you can manage them. I'm doing a little digging into the inscription - stay tuned!

Christopher viers Aug 13, 18:16 UTC

the dimensions are in the pictures its 5 1/2in by 3 1/2 2 1/4 deep the bottom is leather

Delia Aug 14, 16:47 UTC

Additionally, I wanted to add that I spent a good bit of time reading up on Lloyd's List. It is one of the world's oldest continually running journals (since 1734) and covers maritime and shipping news. I've not been able to identify who 'SL Glanville' was, or what role he played in the List. Lloyds is still in business and I bet you could get information directly from the company.

Christopher viers Aug 24, 07:09 UTC

OK I found what I believe could be a historical connection... S. J. Glanville..Is not this guy.
But he and his family helped Harry Price document The Borley Rectory Haunting... Maybe the connection to lloyds list is there was a family member that worked there..?

Christopher viers Aug 24, 07:12 UTC

Christopher viers Aug 24, 07:17 UTC

According to WIkipedia SJ Glanville is the name of Harry Price's helper...

Delia Aug 28, 11:23 UTC

Christopher, I'm not sure I was able to follow all of that. I do not think it affects the valuation ($1,000-1,500).

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