Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this wonderful Georgian solid silver tobacco/snuff box with the marks of James Phipps I (London) c.1770.
This silver circular box is made with superb proportions, larger than the norm yet not too bulky to disrupt usage; it has the most wonderful feel in hand where the curved edges and the size fits perfectly in one's palm.
Interestingly, whilst snuff boxes normally have a hinge (between the lid and base), tobacco boxes of the 18th century tend to have a relatively simple 'pull-off' design.
The box also features a lovely hand-engraved period crest for the M'Call family that completes the overall Georgian classical look with a fine, minimalist elegance to its overall aesthetic and antique patina colouration. The box is only hallmarked with the maker's mark 'I.P' for James Phipps I of London.
A wonderful classic Georgian piece of silverware remaining in excellent antique condition despite being over 200 years old.
*Please note: all images with other items are for display purposes only, this listing is for the item mentioned in the title. We are pleased to have acquired another similar, smaller snuff/tobacco box by the same maker. This is available for purchase separately or please kindly do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Size (mm) W:80mm H:27mm
- Size (inches) W:3.14 H:1.06
- Weight: 79 grams (2.53 troy oz)
Great Condition - The box is in great antique condition with no issues, the closure of the lid is excellent and tight - very impressive considering its age. Some slight scratching, tiny dings and wear are present as expected with 200+ years and some slight spots of discolouration.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you.
*Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions*
- Price negotiations may be possible under certain criteria, please contact us via telephone (07578761640) or email (email@example.com) -