Approximate Dimensions: 8.25 inches long x 7.25 inches wide x 1.375 inches tall/deep
Weight: 15.12 oz
Era: c. 1940-1945
Manufacturer: Specially handmade for Keepsake, a trademark under A.H. Pond Co., Inc., which was founded in 1934 in Syracuse, NY. The Keepsake mark printed on this piece matches ones from advertisements as early as 1943, though a trademark was not formally filed for its use until February 2, 1978. The trademark was out of use by 1986.
Markings: Inside of lid has ink screen printed trademark icon “GENUINE REGISTERED Keepsake”
Buyer Notes: This box is a rare find and highly desirable by collectors. It is authentic antique professional jeweler’s storage, used to travel safely with showcase stock with a single, stylish presentation case. The interior is designed in a very Art Deco silhouette that is raised and arcs in sleek, mod fashion. The light blue material outlines the rich velvet with a touch of color and elegance. This box has maintained its original integrity and is in wonderful shape considering its age and use. Please keep in mind the ring slot proportions for this box, as it will not hold bands or shanks that are wider than about 2.4 mm. The slots are designed to angle the rings forward toward the viewer rather than facing directly upward, as most other ring boxes do. Given the petite characteristics of the slots, the box will not shut closed with rings that have very pronounced heights. These ring slot dimensions lead us to believe that the box was originally designed to showcase ladies’ wedding bands. This box features the brand name of a greatly famed jewelry house out of New York, whose vintage and antique jewelry is also highly desirable by collectors.
Exterior Materials: Hard case comprised of wood base with faux-leather pebble-texture plastic veneer
Exterior Colors: Black
Exterior Construction & Conditions: Moderate wear and minor nicks on the corners that have displaced some plastic veneer and exposed the wood substrate beneath, though no other major scratches or discoloration visible at the time of inspection besides these
Interior Lid Materials: Padded ecru-cream ribbed silk with an ever so slight sheen
Interior Lid Conditions: Appears to show some pricking to the fabric, likely from prong tips catching and pulling on the fibers here and there; some creasing to fabric surface; periodic indentions where ring faces have pressed into it over many years
Interior Hinge Covering Material: Fabric covering in kind to interior lid’s ecru-cream ribbed silk
Interior Hinge Covering Conditions: Shows the beginnings of some slight fraying on outer edges, but does not appear to be advancing; some expected creasing and coloring from mechanical use and friction from surrounding material
Interior Tray Materials: Padded and layered black ribbed velvet (much like corduroy) with light blue ribbed silk lining the outer perimeter and dividing the tray into four vertical sections
Interior Tray Construction & Conditions: Velvet fabric appears to be wrapped and carefully crafted, cut, and tucked; excellent condition for age with no signs of balding, loss, tears, rips or corner fraying at the time of inspection, photographing and listing
Inner Ring Slot Materials: Corresponding ecru-cream ribbed silk with an ever so slight sheen
Ring Slot Count: Twenty-Four (24)
Ring Slot Average Dimensions: Quite thin and designed for smaller-sized narrower bands; approximately 0.415 inch (equal to 20.53 mm) long x 0.094 inch (equal to 2.40 mm maximum) wide x 0.406 inch (equal to 10.3 mm) deep
Hardware Materiality: Appears to be a base metal with some expected wear and abrasions due to handling
Hinge System: Rear hinges are covered in the exterior veneer
Closure Conditions: Latches firmly and securely; double notch system in which both notches must be pushed simultaneously outward to unlatch and open the box and conversely, simultaneously inward to latch and close the box
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Regarding Brooches & Pins: Often significantly and curiously undervalued jewelry items, brooches, pins and stick pins are treasured pieces of history in this shop. Accordingly, their pricing is calculated analogous to other fine jewelry, including their symbolic meaning, rarity and historical prestige. Such pieces are typically converted to other forms of jewelry, and are therefore becoming increasingly rare in their original states. Aside from being perfectly wearable as sophisticated lapel ornaments, brooches and pins of all kinds are prime candidates for many kinds of fine jewelry conversions, including rings, earrings, pendants, and charms, if so desired by the consumer post-purchase. Revival Fine Jewelry does not perform conversion projects for customers.
Regarding Storage & Boxes: All specifications, including but not limited to the measurements, age, origins, and material compositions are supplied in good faith as professional estimations constructed using professional grade tools, years of learned and honed skills, educational resources and academic scholarship, and refined research methods. Regardless of our confidence in our descriptions and the photographs deemed viable extensions of these descriptions, we cannot guarantee the definitiveness, faultlessness, or exactitude beyond our knowledge and expertise. Kindly keep in mind that this and all items are sold as-is vintage, antique and estate secondhand wares, and consequently bear conditional wear in matter and operation commensurate with age and use.
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All layaway terms may be found here, and all shop policies may be found here.
Layaway is available for full priced, non-sale items priced $600.00 USD or greater, and items may not be combined to attain price-eligibility. Plans are offered as 3-month/90-day maximum terms.
In exchange for offering interest-freeplans, customers agree to abide and uphold the following nonnegotiable terms and conditions:
A 30% deposit is due upfront to reserve the item for layaway and pull it from public sale on all of our shopping platforms. Shipping expenses are added to this first payment unless otherwise requested.
The remaining 70% balance is divided up into three subsequent monthly payments due on the same day of the following three months. If delinquent, a $20.00 USD late fee is added per day to an overdue payment until paid.
In the event that a layaway installment is left unpaid for seven (7) days and no communication is received from the designated customer, the layaway plan will be presumed abandoned. While the item will be returned to public sale, all payments made hitherto are still considered final.
Layaway items are promptly boxed and shipped to the designated customer once the final payment successfully processes. Taxes, import and other legal fees are not calculated into the payments, and are the sole responsibility of the customer, whether a domestic US or international buyer. Revival Fine Jewelry is not responsible for calculating, covering or adding such costs into purchase prices.
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