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Victorian Novelty Silver Registered Design Shoe Bonbonniere & Seal
A very unusual Victorian novelty cast silver Box made in the form of a high heeled lace-up Shoe, a bloodstone Seal matrix to the base of the heel, the curved hinged lid opening to reveal a gilded interior. Attached suspension ring.

By E H Stockwell, London, 1873.

Also stamped with a diamond registration mark for the 17th April 1874 and engraved with the retailers name - Thornhill, 144 New Bond Street.
Price £975.00
Condition In good condition with no damage or repair
Height 43  mm (1.69 inches)
Width 85  mm (3.35 inches)
Depth 20  mm (0.79 inches)
Weight 62.50 Grams (2.01 troy ounces)
Country England
Stock Code TRS051116B
Medium Silver
Provenance Thornhill registered this design in 1874 for a number of possible uses (see images) including a light box (vesta case), an etui, a seal, an inkstand, a spirit lamp, a lozenge box, a scent bottle, a stamp box etc, etc. However, an advert placed by Thornhill in "The Queen" in 1888 (see images) illustrates an exact replica of this box and describes it as a "SHOE BONBONNIER & SEAL".


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