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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A 20th century glass and ormolu mounted box

Glass and Ormolu Boxes

Price guide to antique boxes made from glass and ormolu. The term ormolu, in it’s true sense, has been used since the 18th century for the gilding technique of applying finely ground, high-carat gold–mercury amalgam to an object of bronze, and for objects finished in this way.

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Natural Chen Xiang Carved Bamboo Box

Chinese Bamboo Boxes

Price guide to antique Chinese bamboo boxes. In Chinese culture, the bamboo, plum blossom, orchid, and chrysanthemum (often known as méi lán zhú jú ) are collectively referred to as the Four Gentlemen. These four plants also represent the four seasons and, in Confucian ideology, four aspects of the junzi (“prince” or “noble one”).

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