The quote is a lyric from one of Elvis's best loved songs "Loving You". This rare item is a must have gift for any Elvis or Priscilla fanatic. This jewelry box has been in my private collection since 1999, under lock & key in a climate controlled safe. It was originally manufactured by Howard & Co. New York in 1896 (as clearly hallmarked on the bottom of the item).Was established in 1866 by Edward T. The company had locations in Newport, London and a 5th Ave New York shop just down from Tiffany's. The company was no longer in existence after 1922. The box is hallmarked on the bottom STERLING, HOWARD & CO, NEW YORK, 1896, PATENT 1661. This is no tiny jewelry box, it weighs 2lbs 6.4ozs or 38.4ozs and is approx 6.5in wide and approx 7.25in long and approx 3.75in. The silver is decorated in detail with garlands, wreaths of flowers, crowns, flaming torches, ribbons and bows. A large flat script lettering "Priscilla" adorns the top of the box that is approx 3.5in long and 1.25in high. It is affixed to a domed purple plush velvet/velour top(fabric looks red in the photos, but trust me it's purple). It is assumed that the name plate is also silver, but no hallmarks are visible and it would obviously have been added after the box was originally manufactured. The cartouche on the left is inscribed "Elvis" and on the right "Priscilla". The lid is hinged at the back and lifts to reveal the solid silver backed lid surrounded with a double band of garland and inscribed: "Priscilla, "I will spend my whole life through loving you. The quote is a lyric from one of Elvis's best loved songs "Loving You" that was written in 1957. The inside of the box is completely line with the same purple velvety material as the top.
It has approximately 4 slotted rows at the top for rings or bracelets and is wide open in the bottom half for other jewelry. The box is in almost pristine condition with just some minor wear as to be expected with an item of this age. It has no dents, dings, cracks or breaks. I have authenticated this item to the best of my ability. I sent a letter and photos to Priscilla Presley on November 25, 2003.She received the letter November 28, 2003 in Beverly Hills, CA. On March 4, 2004 at 5:17pm a voicemail message was left by Priscilla's personal assistant (Chris Sharp) stating that Priscilla had read the letter and looked at the photos and confirmed that this jewelry box was given to her by Elvis. Don't miss out on your opportunity to own an authentic one of a kind piece of American history. I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have and provide any additional photos that you request. Please photograph the damage and package damage.