What’s Inside the Jewel Box Book?

  • Jewelry, Trinket Boxes, Caskets Through the Ages
  • The “Modern”(1900-25) Jewel, Glove, Hankie, Hairpin Box
  • A Medley of Styles: Nouveau, Victorian, Revival
  • Floral and Fauna Motifs, Historical Motifs
  • Jewel Box Linings and Bottom Decoration
  • Metal Composition and Finishes
  • Trademarks, Patents, and Copyrights
  • Design Pirating, Quality Control, Sales & Advertising
  • Sample Catalogs Picturing Jewel Boxes
  • Manufacturers and their Boxes, Unmarked Jewel Boxes
  • Dating Jewel Boxes; Manufacturer Trademarks
  • German Jewel Boxes too
  • The Victorian “Language of Flowers”


It is well known that European and American silversmiths trademarked their wares, and these trademarks can be discovered and identified in the innumerable books available on the subject. However, authorship of early 1900 art metal goods has not been so easily determined. Through considerable research by this author, the major art metal manufacturers and the trademarks they used have been identified, and are pictured in The Jewel Box Book. But many jewel cases have no trademark, yet can we still know the manufacturer? How did trademarks come into being, anyway? Find the answers to these questions in THE JEWEL BOX BOOK.

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