Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this Georgian solid silver tobacco/snuff box with the marks of James Phipps I (London) c.1770.
The box is of circular form with a single hinged lid and is well crafted with a sturdy gauge of silver.
The top lid features a hand-engraved coat of arms of two families, most likely engraved to celebrate either marriages or partnerships between two families.
The box has a fine minimalist elegance to its overall aesthetic design with a lovely patina and antique colouration.
Such boxes would have originally been used to store loose tobacco leaves (for pipes) or snuff however, in the modern day, it may also be used practically for carrying pills, mints or small items on the go in a distinguished and stylish manner and bound to be a conversation starter for the keen-eyed.
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.
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- Size (mm) W:56mm H:20mm
- Size (inches) W:2.20 H:0.78
- Weight: 58 grams (2.04 oz)
Great Condition - The box is in great antique condition with no issues. Some slight scratching and wear are present as expected with 200+ years. 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*
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