Silver jewellery box with lid depicting 'Reynold's Angels'
S. Blackensee & Son - Birmingham 1906
This charming jewellery box is made in the Arts and Crafts style with bark like detailing on the sides and lobed legs on the chamfered corners.
The lid features a panel decorated with the heads of cherubs - after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the Tate Gallery, London. This scene was popular with silversmiths at the turn of the last century. It is a lovely examples of mixing styles as the lid is finished with embossed c scrolls from the rococo revival.
Condition: The box has been relined with new velvet and there is evidence of some restoration to the embossed detailing on the lid.