Description and Details
We are pleased to be able to offer this unique silver presentation snuff box of police interest (engravings for the long & loyal service of a constable in Roehampton).
This table snuff box was made by silversmith Thomas Edwards in London, 1838.
The exterior of this box features a classic English engine-turned design with the top of the box featuring a chased border cartouche lid. The base is also encompassed by a chased border of lesser thickness, adding to the aesthetic elements of the box and providing an ornate symmetry of the top and base.
The hand-engraved floral chasings contrast the mirror-like finish of the top lid which has been engraved as follows: "Presented to police constable Lloyd by a few of the inhabitants of Roehampton in acknowledgement of his long services Jan Y1847".
The interior is fully gilt and remains in pristine condition with the original mirror-like glossy finish.
The lid and hinge of the box are constructed phenomenally with a very smooth hinge and a perfect tight closure.
All hallmarks are clear and present on the interior of the box (maker, date, Victorian head, silver lion, London assay).
A piece of silverware with police interest and sentimental values - one can imagine that this prosperous gift given by the people of Roehampton was a reflection of the kindness and professionalism delivered by this one constable of the district. Ideal for collectors looking for boxes of excellent condition and historical value.
- Police interest and sentimental historic value from the inhabitants of Roehampton.
- Intricate box design with first-class construction quality and heavy weight.
- Unique tall rectangular design.
- Size (mm) L:85mm W:35mm H:30mm
- Size (inches) L:3.34 W:1.37 H:1.18
- Weight: 162 grams (5.71oz)
Excellent Condition - There are no cracks or major issues, the box remains in pristine original condition. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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