deakin and francis for garrard outstanding sterling silver and malachite box

Deakin and Francis For Garrard - Outstanding Sterling Silver and Malachite Box


| $1,724 USD | €1,467 EUR

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A magnificent mid-century modern sterling silver cigarette or cigar box, would equally make a fabulous desk-tidy / cufflink / jewellery box.
Made by the top notch silversmith, Deakin and Francis, still in operation today and established in 1786; created for Garrard, a brief history can be found below.
The box is made from English sterling silver weighing a heavy 482 grams or 15.5 Troy ounces. Designed with a very stylish and fashionable bark or honeycomb finish incorporating an undamaged genuine malachite opening.
The interior is lined in cedar wood with a removable divider. For larger cigars, this can be removed and cigars laid horizontally (max 6 1/4" in length).
The silver is fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1969 together with the silversmith's mark for Deakin and Francis. The underside is signed by the famous retailer, Garrard of London.
Excellent condition measuring 6 3/4" x 3 1/2" (plus malachite opener) x 1 7/8".
The House of Garrard is the longest serving jeweller in the world. Its origins can be traced back to 1735, when master silversmith George Wicks opened a store on Panton Street in the heart of Londonís West End. It was in this year that the firm received its first royal commission from Frederick, Prince of Wales.
His order marked the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship with the British royal family, which reached its apogee in 1843 when Garrard was appointed the first official Crown Jeweller. The house has since had the honour of serving every subsequent British monarch, as well as many other royal families around the globe. Over these years, Garrard has handcrafted tiaras, necklaces, brooches and many more magnificent jewels that are still worn by the British royal family, including the Duchess of Cambridgeís sapphire cluster engagement ring.
Today Garrard calls Londonís Mayfair its home. A visit to 24 Albemarle Street brings the opportunity not simply to browse its collections, but also to experience history at first hand. The building has witnessed many moments of note, including the creation of Queen Maryís consort crown in 1911, and jewellery continues to be designed and crafted on site.
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Height = 8.9 cm (4")
Width = 17.2 cm (7")
Depth = 4.8 cm (2")

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