vintage Sterling Silver Abalone pill ring box Mexico

lovely sterling silver and a ba lo ne shell

hinged pill or trinket box

Beautiful pill box or trinket box crafted of sterling silver with inlaid slabs of colorful iridescent abalone shell. Round box with scalloped edges. Measures about 2 1/4" inches across and 1/2" high. Hinged lid. Heavy warm patina on exterior. None on interior, which must have some sort of coating to retard tarnish. Lovely collectable... or use it to store your favorite rings or vintage jewelry.

Stamped on bottom with the following marks:

early eagle assay mark, dating piece to between 1948 - 1955 ( can't quite make out number inside eagle, but it is possibly a 5 )

IGUALA (city where made) 925 (denotes sterling silver)

ELM (artist's initials) HECHO EN MEX ( Hecho en Mexico - made in Mexico)

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