Description and Details
This English solid snuff box was made in 1824 during the Georgian era and displays classic Georgian features such as the heavy engine turned exterior design accompanied by a floral chased thumb-piece. Unfortunately, due to the interior wear, the maker's mark is unidentifiable.
The exterior is constructed from sterling silver and features an engine turned motif on the lid in addition to the reeded lines on the sides. In contrast to the silver appearance of the exterior, the interior is fully gilded and has a semi-reflective gold tone.
Upon holding the box, the box has a solid and trustworthy feel in addition to its precise and intricate designs. Furthermore, the hinge and closure of the lid function well with a smooth closure. However, due to the age and some wear, the lid does not close fully tight and if turned upside down, the lid will open on its own.
The box is worn on the interior and the hallmarks are not clear - the date mark for Birmingham "A" is vaguely present - signifying 1824 in addition to a very worn silver lion mark.
A compact yet bold addition to any collection, for personal use on the go or for display in an antique collection at home - a classical timeless Georgian item.
- Classic Georgian Engine Turned and Chased Snuff Box Design.
- Captivating Engine Turned and Gilt Interior Aesthetic.
- Size (mm) L:50mm W:31mm H:11mm
- Size (inches) L:1.96 W:1.22 H:0.43
- Weight: 42 Grams (1.65 oz)
Good Condition - Please bear in mind this item is over 180 years old shows slight signs of cosmetic wear on the exterior and interior of the item. Please refer to the photos for further details on the condition of this item.