Every jewelry collector knows that there is nothing better than finding a Georgian or Victorian piece of jewelry in its original box. The fitted velvet interior and brightly colored silk-lined lid, the quality leather exterior, burnished by age, the makers mark printed inside the lid. And all the wonderful shapes! Leather boxes are shaped and molded around their keepsake, sometimes into quite extraordinary designs.
Victorian jewelry boxes were quite popular during the Victorian period and are a much sought-after Victorian antique jewelry item. After Victoria became Queen her choices of jewelry influenced the industry as they do today with younger princesses influencing their followers to copy their clothing lines and styles.
Tortoise color leather embossed twice on top in gold, this beautiful box was made for John Byrne & Sons Diamond Merchants at 10 Bold Street in Liverpool.
Materials and Features: tortoise color leather, gold
Age/Origin: English, Victorian, c. 1890
Measurements: 2.5" x 9"
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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