A Queen Anne silver Patch or Counter Box.
A silver Patch or Counter box struck with the profile of Queen Anne, maker’s mark only, E.C. [?], circa 1710.
A large number of these small silver boxes, with pull-off die-struck lids, were produced, sometimes with matching light gauge counters inside. They are invariably struck with a maker’s mark only [although undoubtedly made in London] and the commonest maker is ‘T.K.’ This maker, unidentified, is more uncommon. This sort of simple box would have been sold at fairs and markets or by itinerant traders.
Good overall but some detail of Anne’s face rubbed and the maker’s mark poorly struck.
Diameter – 2.40cm.; Height – 1cm.; Weight – 6.50 gms.