Description and Details
This heavy solid silver snuff box was made by silversmith Edward Smith in Birmingham, 1851. Crafted during the Victorian era in arguably one of the best towns of Silversmiths, this box evidently represents and reflects such high acclaim and status.
Externally, the box features a bold and captivating design with multiple engine-turned motifs, curved edges and a mirror-like reflecting cartouche in the centre. The contrasting mirror-like finish on the lid to the streaked lines on the base highlight the size and the artistry that has gone into the making of this snuff box.
The interior is lightly gilded in a gold plate although some areas have been worn due to its age. The hinge and closure of the box are excellent with a smooth and tight shut - the precise and accurate craftsmanship of Birmingham silversmiths is further apparent upon opening and closing.
In hand, the box's hefty weight and large size can be felt - ideal for use on a table in combination with other complementing antique silverware.
The snuff box is fully hallmarked with a Victorian head, maker's mark, date mark "C" - 1851, silver lion and Birmingham anchor.
A wonderful snuff box for those who wish to add a vivid and eye-catching piece to their collection or alternatively as a generous gift to those who are dear to us.
- Heavy Solid Silver and Gilt Interior Snuff Box.
- Captivating and Marvelous External Design.
- Classic Victorian Era Silver Snuff Box
- Size (mm) L:82mm W:52mm H:18mm
- Size (inches) L:3.22 W:2.04 H:0.70
- Weight: 108 Grams (3.80 oz)
Excellent Condition - Please bear in mind the item is antique and shows slight signs of surface wear and interior gilding. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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