Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
A rare silver and copper A E Jones mixed metal box. Hallmarked for 1911, this appears in an early Jones’ catalogue – see image. The lid only is hallmarked. Under Britain’s strict assay rules the silver and copper base would not be allowed to carry a hallmark. The copper body has excellent patina. The silver strap work is highlighted by copper rivets. The interior is silver plated.
Maker: A E Jones
Designer: A E Jones
Marks: AEJ, Birmingham, “m”
Material: Sterling silver, copper
Size: 11 cm max diameter, 14.75 cm high
Weight: 262 grams , 12.9 oz, not silver weight.