Nautical sailing ship maritime desk tobacco art box humidor Jennings Bros, 1930

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 15, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House
Charming lidded box in the form of a book with cover embossed with a 2-masted sailing ship under full sail. Must be near land as sea birds can be seen in the sky.
I believe this was intended as a cigarette / tobacco box based on the bakelite interior which makes it airtight. A humidor.
Cast grey metal (spelter) by Jennings Brothers, their mark JB on the bottom. Ca. 1930.
Condition is great. No damage to the box itself: hinge is solid, lid sits flat and tight. Interior bakelite panels are unbroken with top piece still held in place by original screws. Bronze-colored finish is original, shows a few wear spots on the top but otherwise has aged to a lovely patina. The piece itself sits flat and stable.
2 inches high; 5 3/8 inches X 4 inches. Interior is 1 3/8 inches deep.
Perfect gift for the sailor who needs to keep his powder dry. Really perfect for Colorado if it had a coastline.
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