10212 17th century Antique Silver Counter Box
An antique silver counter box of typical cylindrical form. The hand engraved decoration is very unusual having a finely worked matted and hatched background. The pull-off cover is decorated with the Tudor rose, the sides with cherubs, fruit and foliage. Weight approx.10 grams, 0.4 troy ounces. Diameter 2.1cm. Height 1.8cm. Probably English. Circa 1690. Unmarked silver. 17th century.
Literature. Counter boxes contained a number of disks, commonly stamped or engraved with portraits of English monarchs, that were used as game markers and counting devices. Counter boxes were rarely marked.
Deakin & Francis
9128 Silver Travelling Chess Set
Perfect gift. A sterling silver set of chess pieces and matching playing board. All in the original black leather case. The sterling silver board fits onto a black resin base. Weight of silver pieces and board 197 grams, 6.3 troy ounces. Board measures 9.2 cm square. Carrying case measures 14.5 cm x 12.5 cm, height 2.5 cm. Birmingham 1978.
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