Antique Engraved Sterling Silver Box, Floral Repousse Powder or Trinket Holder by Howard and Co NY 1800s Victorian Vanity
Exquisite antique engraved sterling silver powder box features beautiful floral repoussé decoration, c. Victorian era vanity piece has a lift off rounded top and is chased and engraved on all visible surfaces. Flowers look like buttercups, ranunculus (florists' or persian buttercup), a daisy, anemones, and graceful leaves. The details are superb, and the box has a nice weight for its size. Piece could also be used as a trinket or keepsake holder.
New york and sterling, as well as what we think is a date mark 1884. A graver's mark bb378 appears underneath howard & co. Founded in providence, ri 1878 to 1901, when it was succeeded by roger williams sterling co.
There are two minor shallow creases or lines on the bottom which were hard to capture in photos. 2-3/4 diameter x 1 high (with lid). Weight: 73.7g (2.60 oz). This item is made of solid sterling silver.