Antique Dutch Silver Box, Possibly for Eye Glasses, Hallmarked for 1838. This is a splendid silver case, which when found contained the tattered remains of a red silk lining. Believed to be a glasses case, all sides have detailed hand engraving, with a beautiful sun burst design on the lid. Inside the case are four stamp marks; the lion mark over the number 2 denoting 833 grade silver, a Minera's head with the letter M that shows it was made in Schoonhoven, and two identical makers mark of CO over the number 34, which was the mark for Cornelis Oostrum (mark registered 1837 to 1847).On the outer side is the date stamp of D for 1838. On the front is a later inscription of'1877 - Oct. 11 - 1902, suggesting it was given as a silver anniversary gift in 1902. Condition is excellent, with no damage or restoration, only age wear to the engraving and a small indent on the cover (see photos). The hinges work perfectly and the lid closes fully.
Inside is clean with slight marking on the silver from the silk having been attached originally. Size: 125mm x 45mm x 15mm deep. The item "Antique Dutch Silver Box, Possibly for Eye Glasses, Hallmarked for 1838" is in sale since Friday, April 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes".The seller is "smithtrae44" and is located in Bristol. This item can be shipped worldwide.