Description and Details
This English solid snuff box was made by silversmith Joseph Willmore in Birmingham during the Victorian era - 1837. Reflecting the pinnacle of industrial growth during the Victorian era, the construction quality and craftsmanship of the snuff-box does not shy away from plentiful ornamental features and a high-quality finish to the box.
The exterior is constructed from sterling silver and features multiple types of engine turned motifs on the lid, sides and base. The top has a high polish finish in addition to a rose-gold centrepiece that has not been monogrammed. In contrast to the silver appearance of the exterior, the interior is fully gilded and has a semi-reflective gold tone. The lid has a high relief thumb-piece with an acanthus motif design which has been hand chased.
Upon holding the box, it has a sturdy and reassuring weight and the precise geometric dimensions of the box are apparent. Furthermore, the hinge and closure of the lid function flawlessly with a smooth closure.
The box is fully hallmarked with the maker's mark "J.W", silver lion, Birmingham anchor, Victorian head and the date mark "O" for 1837.
A remarkable Victorian snuff box to add to a bespoke collection whether for personal use or display - an undoubtedly eye-catching piece.
- Ornate Victorian Silver & Rose Gold Snuff Box.
- Fully Hallmarked - "J.W", Birmingham Anchor, Silver Lion and Date Mark 1837.
- Captivating Engine Turned and Gilt Interior Aesthetic.
- Size (mm) L:65mm W:45mm H:18mm
- Size (inches) L:2.55 W:1.77 H:0.70
- Weight: 75 Grams (2.64oz)
Excellent Condition - Please bear in mind this item is over 180 years old shows slight signs of cosmetic wear on the exterior and interior of the item. Please refer to the photos for further details on the condition of this item.