Description and Details
This solid silver gilt snuff box was made by silversmith John Reily in London, 1829.
Whilst featuring a classic Georgian engine-turned design throughout the exterior of the box, the box equally presents a bold and extravagant gold-tone due to its full body gilding.
The interior is equally gilt with a reflective and lustrous finish on the surface of the gold plate. Not only does the gold colour match the exterior and aesthetic styling of this box, but additionally provides protection from oxidation and reactions from the contents (snuff, pills, etc).
The hinge and closure of the box remain in excellent working order with a smooth hinge and a tight closure of the box.
The hallmarks have are fully present on both the base and lid of the box.
Due to its sleek profile and compact nature, this box would be ideal for portability - a delightful manner of storing and carrying small pills etc, or equally for a hint of gold-tone in one's collection.
- Classical Georgian engine-turned design.
- Fully gilt snuff box with a luxurious lustre.
- Compact and practical size for usage.
- Size (mm) L:70mm W:48mm H:15mm
- Size (inches) L:2.75 W:1.88 H:0.59
- Weight: 88 grams (3.10 oz)
Great Condition - The snuff box is in great condition with no issues with no loss of gilding. Please bear in mind the item is antique and the exterior shows small signs of surface wear. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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