Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this Georgian solid silver gilt snuff box made in London in 1818 with the marks of Thomas Pemberton & Robert Mitchell.The snuff box features a beautiful fully gilt surface with a slightly off-tone lemon-gold tone which glistens brightly under lighting.
Classically decorated in Georgian fashion with the fine engine turning on all sides, this box may appear similar to many counterpart pocket snuff boxes of its period.It is, however, upon closer inspection of the thumbpiece that this box is ever so slightly irregular and distinguishes itself from counterpart boxes. The thumb-piece which normally serves as an aid in opening the lid has been profusely chased and decorated with floral motifs to a further degree than usual. The floral chasing extends from one end to another and features a higher relief and depth than the norm. Extending almost halfway down the side of the engine-turned walls and having a significant presence on the front, it is this contrast to the rest of the box that makes for a subtle yet sophisticated elegance. The interior of the box is also fully gilt which prevents the surface of the silver from tarnishing as quickly.
Whilst this box would make for a nice contrasting piece in a snuff box collection, in the modern day, such boxes could also be used practically to store small items, mints and pills in addition to the traditional snuff (tobacco) that would have been stored within.
A full set of English hallmarks is present on the interior lid and base of the box.
- Size (cm) L:7cm W:4cm H:1.7
- Size (inches) H:2.75 W:1.57 H:0.66
- Weight: 90 grams (2.89 Troy oz) total.
Good Condition - The snuff box is in overall good antique condition, however, there are some fair amounts of wear in specific areas on the base of the engine turning. Further, for accuracy, some very minor pitting gis present on the top cartouche of the lid. This has been photographed and highlighted in the last image.
Otherwise, the box remains in very good order with crisp chasing and a tight hinge/glosure. 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*
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