A late Victorian silver patent Box or Jar by Hukin and Heath.
A late Victorian patent opening silver Box or Jar, London 1896, by Heath and Middleton [Hukin and Heath]. The lid is engraved: ‘presented to qr. mr. sergeant warren from his old comrades 2nd Dorset Regt. Jany 1898.’ Gilt interrior. The base is stamped ‘Francis Meli’. and with a pattern number ‘10618’.
Francis Meli, retailers of silver and jewellery were established in Valetta, Malta, from the end of the 19th century. The Dorsetshire regiment was stationed in Malta from 1897 to 1899.
Good with minor surface marking.
Height – 16 cm.; Diameter – 7.50 cm.; Weight – 232.90 gms.