Sixteen (16) assorted small Victorian and William IV sterling silver and .800 silver boxes with chased, repousse, and pierced designs. 1st-13th items: Thirteen (13) sterling silver miniature boxes, including 1 Nathanial Mills rectangular snuff box with hinged lid, stamped with hallmarks for Sterling, Birmingham, Victoria, and 1840; 1 George Unite locket with hinged and pierced inner divider, stamed with hallmarks for Sterling, Birmingham, Victoria, and 1871; 1 Allen Dominy with cut glass base, stamped with maker's mark and hallmarks for Sterling, London, William IV, and 1834; 1 Thomae Co. hinged card holder with blue enamel inserts, stamped with maker's mark, 3686, and 11E; 1 English snuff box with hinged lid, stamped with unidentified maker's mark and hallmarks for Sterling in 1893; 1 rectangular with hinged lid, stamped maker's mark "JV" overstruck by "A" and a classical side portrait; 1 book form with hinged cover, stamped with maker's mark "TH HB", "Mexico", and 925; 1 with hinged lid having carved jadeite disc, stamped "Made in China Silver"; 1 octafoil form, stamped with asterick; 1 purse form, stamped "Redo"; 1 with hinged lid having postal stamp design; 1 round form with hinged lid; and 1 temple form. All items marked or test sterling. Some pieces monogrammed. 14th-16th items: Three (3) .800 silver miniature boxes, including 1 S. Donadio card or cigarette case with loop latch, green enamel accented lid, and polychrome painted miniature figural vignette, stamped with maker's mark and "Naples S. Lucia"; 1 with colored crystal or glass lid; and 1 hexagonal with tortoiseshell lid and base. All three items marked "800". Ranging in size from 1/4" H x 1 1/8" W x 1 1/2" D to 1 1/2" H x 3 1/4" W x 2 1/4" D. 9.970 total weighable troy ounces sterling.
The Collection of Michael and Peggy Mahoney, by descent from the historic homes of Clarkland Farm at Bryan's Station and Cherrycote, Lexington, Kentucky.
All items in overall very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches and denting. Some pieces monogrammed.