A rare and unusal late Victorian "quartered" Oak and silver mounted money box.
The turned body having a stepped base and fashioned as a lighthouse. Having a silver rim to the first step, a silver plaque, a silver slot for coins and a shaped and decorative silver cap.
By George Betjemann and Sons, dated for London 1900 and having the original key. The internal lid hinge also hallmarked.
Quartered Oak, an unusual cutting technique, leaves wonderful grains to the wood as can be seen to the base and the interior of the lid.