Monday, January 4, 2010

Jewelry Box Buildings

Other than just looking great together, souvenir buildings can have addition uses such holders of jewelry. Figural jewelry boxes have been around for a long time. Most collectors have the antique metal U.S. Capital and Lincoln memorial boxes made by Jennings Brothers (marked JB on the bottom). Recently, I also saw a small vintage metal jewelry casket in the shape of the United States Capitol building measures just over 2 inches tall. Standing proudly atop a Germany Souvenir Building Jewelry Casket Box is the Braunschweig Lion.It measures approximately 4"L x 2.5"W x 4.75"H. The German-maed lead casting has a fabric-lined interior and dates from the1920's. A metal souvenir building replica box of the Scherpenheuvel Basilek in Belgium is antique. "Scherpenheuvel Basiliek" and "Basilique De Montaigu" are written on the base of the replica. It measures 3" x 5" x 6" tall. One sold recently on eBay for $25. A great looking souvenir building of the Tower of London stands 2 3/4 inches tall and measures 3 5/8 inches wide. The roof is hinged allowing it to be used as a jewellery casket with a red felt lining inside to protect the jewelry. One of these sold for the equivilant of $96 from the UK. A copper-colored Hotel de Ville (or Town Hall) in Brussels, Belgium has part of its roof hinged for gem storage.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are also Pill boxes...But they are much smaller.

Anonymous said...

Many moons ago I found the JB Capital Jewelery Box marked K & O instead of JB. I traded it to M & D for the Ace collection within a month of finding it.

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