30 May 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 646
GBP 600 - GBP 800
AN EDWARDIAN SILVER CASKET
MARK OF WILLIAM HUTTON & SONS, BIRMINGHAM, 1902
the rectangular box in the Arts and Crafts style with scrolling hinges and feet, with a detachable unmarked metal liner to convert to an inkwell, with two glass bottles 16.3cm (6 3/8 in), 19oz.
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