Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this fabulous solid silver gilt snuff box made c.1800 most likely of continental origin and possibly French (by design).
The box features a wonderfully sleek and rectangular form with rounded corners, leaving all the panels to be embellished. Needless to mention, the fully gilt (gold on solid silver) surface presents an aura of splendour even at a quick glance, however, it is the finer details and engravings that further distinguish and elevate the artistry on this box. The top lid and four side panels have all been meticulously hand-engraved with various asymmetric foliate scroll motifs to form an overall symmetrical pattern and design. Furthermore, the central cartouche depicts a scene with two figures, with fabulous detailing and engraving techniques such as a sunburst ray effect in the background.
The thumbpiece which aids in the opening of the box is equally majestic with an ornate chased design with high-relief scrollwork. Interior-wise, the box is also fully gilt with a rich gold tone that compliments the exterior and completes the fully gilt opulence. Such impressive artistry and opulent design would certainly make for a fine addition to any box collection, however, in addition, such boxes could also be used to store small items, mints and pills in the modern day.
The box is unmarked, however, we have fully acid tested it for solid silver and 18K+ gold vermeil (surface plating). *Please note: all images with other items are for display purposes only, this listing is for the single silver gilt snuff box only.
- Size (cm) L:8.3cm W:3.5cm H:2.1cm
- Size (inches) L:3.26 W:1.37 H:0.82
- Weight: 77 grams (2.47 Troy oz)
Excellent Condition - The snuff box is in great antique condition, with no damage or issues. Please note some very minor surface wear is present on the plain surfaces as expected with age.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) -