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Fine Baronial Late 19th Century Solid Onyx Box by George Betjemann & Sons



An fine onyx toilet box by George Betjemann & Sons The case constructed in a fine solid onyx having a continuous grain on all its facets, of rectangular form raised on a stepped base. The brass guard strapping, filigree corner brackets and side handles finely engraved and chased with floral motifs and bearing 36 luxurious 'Tiger's Eye' agates. The lockable hinged lid bearing the cipher 'JAS, V' superimposed with the baronial coronet of European origin, the lock itself stamped 'G. Betjemann & Sons, Markers London,' and opening to reveal an interior lined and ruched with velvet and leather of Tyrian purple, which allows it to hold a variety of bottles. The ruched velvet panel in the lid can be removed to reveal a mirror fitted to the underside, circa 1880.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Width: 13.5 in. (34.29 cm)Depth: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)
  • Style
    Renaissance Revival (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Repaired: Each item has undergone careful inspection and restoration by a conservation specialist in order to guarantee the original quality and integrity of the object. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 90741stDibs: LU954712257001

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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