This is a beautifully made ivory box, circa 1900, with the interior divided lengthways into three compartments, and originally two compartments further sub-divided - maybe for cigarettes, etc, as it's the sort of innocent-looking object with which men used to amuse their friends. The inside of the cover is engraved with a three-masted sailing ship 'SUNBEAM', and the box has a nicely fitted gilt-metal hinge and push-button catch. Underneath is a rather raunchy engraved erotic scene of an exhausted looking couple - picture emailed on request if you are over 18. the box is 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 inch: 138 x 88 x 25 mm
Please note that this price may NOT include delivery charges which the seller may charge extra for.
N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
N.Bloom & Son has 288 antiques for sale.
click here to see them all