Silver Plate Glass

Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box

Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box

Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box

The lid of the box features an engraved scene with a sardine centered between cattails. The finial is a dolphin atop a sea shell.

The same finial can be seen on a sardine box in the 1880 Silber & Fleming catalogue available on line by the Victoria and Albert Museum. The base of the swing arm frame is stamp with the Silber & Fleming hallmark of Crown, Fleur-de-lis, and PGS for plated German silver. The company imported silver plate goods from differing craftsmen in Germany.

The sardine box weighs 1 pound 12.6 ounces and measures 5 1/2 in height to the top of the swing handle. The metal frame measures 5 5/8" in length, 5 3/8" in width and 3 1/2 in height. The glass insert measures 5 1/8" in length, 4 3/8" in width and 1 3/4 in height. As seen in the photographs, the glass insert has a satin finish on the exterior and displays air bubbles. The Victorian silver plate sardine box merchandised by the London firm of Silber & Fleming Ltd.

Is presented in very good antique condition.
Silber & Fleming Ltd London Swing Handled Silver Plate and Glass Sardine Box