Description and Details
This ornate snuff box is fully silver-gilt featuring elegant yet striking curved sides. The box is of Austrian origins dating back to the 19th Century.
The exterior is embellished with intricate engravings of floral motifs on the lid, accompanied by acanthus scrolls and an engine-turned side and base. The lid features a raised floral thumb-piece for ease of opening the box in addition to its highlighting aesthetic values.
Interior-wise, unfortunately, due to the age of the snuff box, significant de-texturisation of the surface is present. Though the gilding wear is not major, the edges and the surface present a rough and worn texture.
The hinge and closure of the box remain in excellent working order with a smooth hinge and a tight closure of the box.
The relatively tall and volumetric design of this snuff box allows for fairly large amounts of snuff/pills to be stored with ease.
The hallmarks have been worn heavily and are barely visible. Please refer to the photo in which upon some angles, the worn Austrian standard hallmarks can be seen.
A great embellished snuff box ideal to add a hint of gilt/gold tones to one's silver collection or as a delightful means of storing small items.
- Intricately engraved external design with aesthetic curves.
- Fully gilt snuff box with a luxurious lustre.
- Size (mm) L:80mm W:45mm H:25mm
- Size (inches) L:3.34 W:1.77 H:0.98
- Weight: 86 grams (3.03 oz)
Antique Condition - Please bear in mind the item is antique and the interior shows signs of rough wear. Exterior-wise the box is in excellent condition with no wear/dents/gilding loss. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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