A Small Edwardian Silver Mounted Oak Pencil Box For The Game Of Bridge

A Small Edwardian Silver Mounted Oak Pencil Box For The Game Of Bridge

Code: 749532

Dimensions:

W: 10cm (3.9")H: 6cm (2.4")D: 7.5cm (3")

£345.00 Approx $474.55, €403.98
 

This most ingenious and decorative Edwardian box is finely made from solid oak. It has an unusual rise and fall mechanism which cleverly loads a small pencil from its interior on to the central scalloped platform when in the fall position is level with the top surface. It is used to hold a collection of eight small pencils for scoring at a bridge card game. The exterior is decoratively silver mounted. Each mount is ornately shaped and hallmarked. One of the larger side mounts also includes the Birmingham makers mark for J Collyer and Co Ltd (1902 – 1912) adding both the style and strength of this box.
Birmingham 1909 - 1910