Silver Crest / Heintz Arts & Crafts Bronze Humidor / Jewelry Decorated Box

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Seller: circlecityphoto (2,763) 100%, Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 273792691462 Silver Crest was the trademark used by the Smith Metal Arts Company of Buffalo. Sales manager Fred Smith along with several expert craftsman left the Heintz Art Metal Shop after the death of Heintz, and formed the new company in 1919, using many of the same forms and overlays used by the Heintz company. This is a decorated silver (possibly sterling) overlaid on bronze, cedar lined dresser box (cedar is still fragrant) made by the Smith Metal Arts Company of Buffalo, NY in the 1920's. It has a wonderful “nautical” type design with a female figure in the middle. These wood lined boxes were designed as humidors for cigars or cigarettes or it could also be used as a storage box for valuables or jewelry. Exterior dimensions are approximately: 6 ¼” x 3 ¾” x 1 ½” Bottom of box has the Silver Crest Stamp, with the production number of S 2251 and “REAL BRONZE”. This is a wonderful example of the "arts and crafts" decorative bronze pieces of that eraLid lifts with ease, all hinges are intact and fully functional. Box has some wear, cedar lining has residue from a small price sticker (see pics) and lid is not completely flush at right hand corner. There are minor surface scratches, scuffs, and rubs, please see pictures for further condition. Primary Material: Bronze & Silver, Style: Arts & Crafts, Mission, Age: Unknown, Maker: Silver Crest, Original/Reproduction: Original, Weight: 1 lb 6 oz, Type: Humidor, Color: Silver, Country/Region of Origin: USA

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