Description and Details
This English snuff box was made by silversmith Edward Smith in Birmingham, 1859. The box is constructed from sterling silver and features an engine turned design on the exterior in addition to a floral chased thumb-piece on the lid.
The interior has been fully gilded and contracts the external silver appearance with a glossy yellow/gold finish. The snuff box is fully hallmarked with the maker's mark "ES", silver lion, Victoria's head, Birmingham anchor and the date mark "S" for 1841. Despite its compact size, in hand, the box has a sturdy feel (51g) and the precision of the craftsmanship can be appreciated.
The hinge and closure function perfectly with a smooth and precise fit upon closing the lid. The floral thumbpiece adds further aesthetic value in addition to an easier opening of the box.
Whether be it for personal use of pills/snuff/small items or display, the box is an excellent addition for those who seek a compact box that is not only portable but makes a statement about the owner of this box.
- Victorian Solid Silver and Gilt Snuff Box.
- Fully Hallmarked - "ES", Birmingham Anchor, Victoria's Head, Silver Lion and Date Mark 1859.
- Great for personal storage use of pills, snuff etc.
- Size (mm) L:60mm W:29mm H:15mm
- Size (inches) L:2.36 W:1.14 H:0.59
- Weight: 51 Grams (1.79oz)
Good Condition - Please bear in mind the item is Antique (Over 170 years old) and has external and interior wear. There are two very fine split starts adjacent to the hinge of the lid. Please refer to the photos for further details on the condition of this item.