Small Victorian Jappanned Deed Box by B Perkins & Son. London
A late Victorian Jappanned Deed Box of small proportions named to Nannette Miller Cox.
The box is complete with original key and inner tray. Both the inner tray and the underside are marked with the trade stamp for B. Perkins and Son. Manufacturers and Patentees. Perkins and Son were established in 1835 but seem to have prolific by the end of the century as manufacturers of tin plate and jappanned wares. They were based at 123 Bermondsey Street, London and were silver medal winners at the International Health Exhibition at South Kensington held during the 1880’s on the site now occupied by the Science Museum.
Little information is available for Nannette Miller Cox except that she seems to have been born in London in 1846. She appears in the 1901 census so it remains an interesting piece of research.
A really useful and useable box measuring 33cms in length, 23cms in depth and 12cms high.