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Rare Large Antique Gorham Special Order All Sterling Silver Powder Jar Box ~ Fancy Floral & Scroll

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Rare Large Antique Gorham Special Order All Sterling Silver Powder Jar Box ~ Fancy Floral & Scroll

Material: Sterling Silver

Hallmarks:  WAE,  Lion Passant,  Date Letter  N, Leopard's Head

Maker:  William Amaziah Ellwick

Monogram:  GMR
Size: # 1 = Diameter ~ 1 & 1/2 inches, Height ~ 7/8 in.
         # 2 = Diameter 1 inch, Height ~ 3/4 inches

Quantity: 1 pair = 2 matching pots/jars

We love little antique vanity jars...the smaller the better, as far as we are concerned!  And these nice examples are made completely from sterling silver, versus the more commonly found sterling lid, with a crystal base.  The all sterling jars are somewhat harder to find, especially in these really small sizes and then to find an original pair is quite unusual, so we are very pleased to offer this charming set of matching all silver pots.


They were made in London England at the turn of the century during the Edwardian era, apx. c. 1908 - 09, by William Amaziah Ellwick, who registered his first mark in 1880 and assayed silver in both London and Birmingham.  Each jar is fully hallmarked on lid, (see image #2)  as well as body. (Hallmarks to body are hidden under uppermost body edge when lid is in place)


They feature lovely gold washed vermeil interiors to both body and lid.  Highly polished exteriors are decorated with fancy period script monograms to top removable covers / lids.


These diminutive dresser jars were likely used for cosmetics, cream, lotion, vaseline, and powder, etc,.

They are sometimes also referred to as mini or miniature patch, or trinket boxes.


The jars are quite small; measurements are listed above, plus we included a US quarter coin in the first image, for size comparison.

They are in very nice antique estate condition, with no significant issues or problems, however the larger one does have a couple of extremely tiny edge dings. One is visible just below makers mark in the first two images. Second top edge ping is not visible in the images, but similar, very small size, plus there is one edge bump to base; see last image; apx 8:00 o’clock position.  The smaller round box has an extremely tiny ping to side. Overall extremely minor for age and use.  The lift off lids fit snugly.

After taking the pictures we realized that the jars still retained some residual face powder residue, which we subsequently removed, so both are now bright and shiny clean, inside and out.


Really a very pretty, high quality, all sterling silver antique pair of English boudoir, vanity, dressing table accessories.

Fine Pair Tiny Antique All Sterling Silver Vanity Powder Jars, Rouge Pots, Boxes c. 1908

$ 219.00

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Fine Pair Tiny Antique All Sterling Silver Vanity Powder Jars, Rouge Pots, Boxes c. 1908Closer magnified view of fancy monogram and marker marks on Fine Pair Tiny Antique All Sterling Silver Vanity Powder Jars, Rouge Pots, Boxes c. 1908View of gold wash interior - Fine Pair Tiny Antique All Sterling Silver Vanity Powder Jars, Rouge Pots, Boxes c. 1908Closeup view of highly polished botoms - Fine Pair Tiny Antique All Sterling Silver Vanity Powder Jars, Rouge Pots, Boxes c. 1908

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