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American Antique Mixed Metal Table Cigar Box

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Stock Code 234875
Maker(s) THEODORE B STARR (worked from 1890)
Country of Origin United States
Dated c. 1900
Medium Mixed metals - Silver and copper
Signed/Inscribed/Dated Theodore B. Starr of New York City circa 1890
Dimensions 9.00inch long (22.86 cm deep)
2.75inch high (6.98 cm high)
5.25inch wide (13.33 cm wide)
Literature The Arts and Crafts movement was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920, emerging in Japan in the 1920s.
Description / Expertise A fine American late Aesthetic/early Arts & Crafts movement cigar box in mixed metals,the interior lined with box wood.The box and lid is of rectangular form with the body formed of copper. The surface finely hammered and capped and edged with wide bands of shaped sterling silver inter-spaced at regular intervals by ‘rivets’. The lid of the box engraved with an original monogram, which is contemporary to the piece, and the bottom of the vessel is stamped with the maker’s mark, Theodore B. Starr, New York, Sterling Silver, & Other Metals in ascending to descending order respectively.