Description and Details
We are delighted to be able to offer this magnificent silver gilt equestrian snuff box, made by silversmith Joseph Willmore in Birmingham, 1836.
The exterior is embellished with a fine gold plate (silver gilt) on all sides with an engine turned base and reeded lines on the sides. The highlighting feature of this box is unquestionably the lid which features a high raised equestrian scene with intricate detailing. The background has been stippled and the accompanying border features a timeless Georgian floral chased design.
The interior is equally gilded with a brighter and glossy finish with minimal gilding loss.
The meticulous craftsmanship of this snuff box is evident: a sturdy and reassuring weight is felt in hand in addition to a smooth hinge and lid that has a tight and perfect closure.
The box is fully hallmarked with the maker's mark, date mark (1866), silver lion, Victorian head and the Birmingham assay mark.
A highly decorative and ornate silver-gilt snuff box, ideal for uncompromising collectors of unique silverware from the Georgian/Victorian era.
- High Relief Equestrian Scene Depicted on the Lid.
- Fully Gilt Exterior & Interior
- Heavy and Sturdy Weight (106g)
- Size (mm) L:70mm W:43mm H:17mm
- Size (inches) L:2.75 W:1.69 H:0.66
- Weight: 106 Grams (3.73 oz)
Good Condition - Please bear in mind the item is antique and shows signs of surface wear. There is a small area of gilding loss on the lid (background) and further loss on the base. There is no damage to the physical elements of this box. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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