Description and Details
We are delighted to be able to offer this magnificent silver gilt heavy table snuff box, made by silversmith Thomas Shaw in Birmingham, 1826.
The highlight of the box is undoubtedly the exterior which is embellished with matte silver gilt on all sides with an engine turned base and lid. Additional decorations include the very precise yet bold cast sides and chased top border featuring a scrolled acanthus leaf design.
A noteworthy detail is the finesse on the finishing of the acanthus leaves: unlike standard chased/cast designs, this box presents a superb level of accuracy and precision. (Please refer to macro photos of sides).
The interior is further gilded with a brighter and glossy finish gold plating. The lid has a presentation inscription written in Norwegian, translating to "To Mr Grosser in recognition of his worth from A.C.Gronin, 14 September 1825".
The quality of the box is evident with a heavy weight (164g) in addition to a smooth hinge and lid that has a tight and perfect closure.
The box is fully hallmarked with the maker's mark, date mark (1826), silver lion, Georgian head and the Birmingham assay mark.
A highly decorative and ornate silver-gilt table snuff box, ideal for uncompromising collectors of unique silverware from the Georgian era.
- High Relief Cast Acanthus Leaf Sides.
- Magnificent Fully Gilt Exterior & Interior.
- Heavy and Sturdy Weight (164g)
- Size (mm) L:85mm W:53mm H:22mm
- Size (inches) L:3.34 W:2.08 H:0.86
- Weight: 164 Grams (5.78 oz)
Excellent Condition - Please bear in mind the item is antique and shows signs of slight surface wear/patina depending on the angle of lighting. There are no areas of damage, major gilding loss or reparations. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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