Richard Llewellyn Rathbone silver pill box

Description

An exceptionally rare silver pill box made by Richard Llewellyn Rathbone in 1932.

The lid of the pill box has a repousse design of a bowl of flowers. The bottom edge of the box has a very delicate twisted wirework rim. The box and lid are both hallmarked for Richard Llewellyn Rathbone, Chester, 1932.

This piece was made later in Rathbone’s career but is surprisingly reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts style of his earlier days. Silver pieces by Rathbone are incredibly rare and the only other piece I have been able to find is in the possession of the V&A Museum.

Details

Dimensions:    1 1/2″ in diameter by 1/2″ high

Weight:   Approximately 28 grams

Condition:   There are light scuff marks across parts of the lid that can only be seen close up

Price:   £395