Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this guilloche enamel snuff box made in Vienna, Austria circa 1875.
Externally, the box features a wonderful pink guilloche design with smaller sections encompassing the whole box with no damage to any of the enamel. The centre panel of guilloche work is bordered with alternating white enamelling and silver-gilt separation lines, totalling at a 6-layer border in just under 1cm of the snuff box's bezel.
The silver-gilt exterior panels and bezel feature intricate floral engraving with conjoining scrolled leaves with a very fine stippled background.
Unlike counterpart 20th-Century enamel work, the guilloche pattern on this box features a more complex combination of finer lines angles that combine to create an s-shaped repeating pattern that accentuates itself depending on the angle of lighting.
The interior is equally matched with an impressive glossy gilt finish with a high degree of reflection with a mirror-like lustre.
The hinge and closure of the box function perfectly with the hinge featuring a unique internal spring-loaded hinge which is not visible. The hinge will thus close strongly by itself - we recommend taking care upon opening the case at first as the spring can be quite firm.
Full hallmarks are present on both sides of the box in the interior.
The attention to detail both on the guilloche work and the silver engravings are ideal for collectors or as a significant gift to those wishing to acquire enamel silver pieces with uncompromising designs and condition.
- Fine guilloche work with an s-shaped reflective design.
- A delightful combination of pink and white enamel.
- Fully gilt interior and exterior silver box.
- Size (mm) L:90mm W:50mm H:10mm
- Size (inches) L:3.54 W:1.96 H:0.39
- Weight: 128 grams (4.51 oz)
Excellent Condition - The snuff box is in excellent antique condition with no damage and minimal wear. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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