Bonbonniere with poodle. Mosaic: possibly Antonio Aguatti, box: Cartier, mosaic: early 19th century box: 20th century.

Cartier Makers Marks and Information

Information and makers marks of Theo Faberge. Theo Fabergé (London, 26 September 1922 – 20 August 2007) was the grandson of Peter Carl Fabergé. His father Nicholas Fabergé, Carl’s youngest son, arrived in London in 1906 to help run the only branch of ‘The House of Fabergé’ outside Russia, in Dover Street, London.

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The Trafalgar Egg, An enamel, silver-gilt and parcel-gilt metal commemorative egg

Theo Faberge

Information and makers marks of Theo Faberge. Theo Fabergé (London, 26 September 1922 – 20 August 2007) was the grandson of Peter Carl Fabergé. His father Nicholas Fabergé, Carl’s youngest son, arrived in London in 1906 to help run the only branch of ‘The House of Fabergé’ outside Russia, in Dover Street, London.

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Thorens disc music box in Italian marquetry casing.

Thorens Music Boxes

Information on Thorens music boxes. Thorens is a Swiss manufacturer of high-end audio equipment. They are historically renowned for the range of phonographs (turntables) they produce. In 1883, the Thorens family business was first registered in Sainte-Croix (Ste-Croix), Vaud, Switzerland by Hermann Thorens.

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Fred Zimbalist, Swiss music box in the form of the Taj Mahal

Fred Zimbalist Music Boxes

Information on Fred Zimbalist. Fred Zimbalist was born in Russia in 1909. He founded the Zimbalist Music Box Company and operated out of Cleveland, Ohio.  Fred Zimbalist made unique nickel silver plated pieces which were hand-tooled in India. Each piece was unique. He died in 2003

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A gold and enamel snuff box, Moulinié, Bautte & Cie

Jean-Francois Bautte

Information and makers marks for Jean-Francois Bautte. Jean-François Bautte came from a family of modest workmen. Very soon an orphan, he was placed in an apprenticeship at the age of 12, i.e. in 1784, and was trained in the different trades of being a case fitter, engraver, watchmaker, jeweller, and goldsmith.

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THE CELEBRATED KING FAROUK MAGICIAN BOX A SUPERB FOUR COLOR GOLD AND MUSICAL AUTOMATON MAGICIAN SNUFF BOX

Musical Snuff Boxes

Price guide to musical snuff boxes. Musical snuff boxes were also known as carillons à musique.  The World Carillon Federation defines a carillon as “A musical instrument composed of tuned bronze bells which are played from a baton keyboard.

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AN EDWARD VII SCOTTISH SILVER FREEDOM CASKET

Freedom Boxes / Freedom Box

Price guide to Freedom Boxes. The “Freedom of the City” is an honor given by a municipality to an important resident or visitor, often as an address in a decorated box or casket. This box, presented by the Council of the City of New York in 1773 and chased with the arms of the City

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Attic red-figure tripod pyxis

pyxides

Price guide to pyxides / jewellery boxes. A pyxis is a shape of vessel from the classical world, usually a cylindrical box with a separate lid. Originally mostly used by women to hold cosmetics, trinkets or jewellery, surviving pyxides are mostly Greek pottery, but especially in later periods may be in wood, metal, ivory, or other materials.

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