A large silver heart shaped box that opens with compartments

Price: £1,250

For sale is this remarkable large silver Edwardian heart shaped box that opens out into three compartments.  It is a very clever piece of design and workmanship and whilst not my usual arts and crafts staple, I thought it warranted a place in the Collection on merit!  I only wish I had found it before Valentine’s day, but you can’t have everything.   It is made by Phillip Hanson Abbott of his firm P H Abbott & Co. He established himself in the Edwardian period as a top maker, often of novelty and arts and crafts items, and often retailed through Asprey (operating from c 1908-1924).

The box is in excellent condition and a good gauge of silver.  The makers mark is quite rubbed but legible.

Maker:  Phillip Hanson Abbott

Designer:  NA

Date: 1912

Marks: PHA, London, “r”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent

Size: 11.75 cm length x 10.75/30.0 cm width (closed/open),  height 4.5 cm

Weight: 10.8 oz, 306 grams

SKU: A1496-1 Category:

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts