Description and Details
This Victorian silver snuff box was made by silversmith Francis Clark in Birmingham, 1847.
Francis Clark was considered to be one of the leading silver box makers along with names such as Nathaniel Mills. In combination with the Birmingham silver quality of the Victorian era, it is no surprise that the box has been finished to a high-quality standard.
The exterior features an array of engine-turned motifs with some engraved scrolls and acanthus leaves around the vacant cartouche on the lid.
Interior wise, the box has been gilded with a glossy mirror-like finish. Whilst the gilding is in good condition, there are some surface wear/minor scratches that can be seen depending on the angle of the light reflection.
The hinge and closure of the box are smooth and tight with a secure closure and feel in hand.
Due to its compact size and sleek dimensions, this box offers a highly portable design without sacrificing style and intricate designs that one may expect from Victorian silverware.
- Intricate Engravings and Engine Turned Exterior
- Gilt Interior
- Francis Clark - Quality Maker
- Size (mm) L:52mm W:31mm H:7mm
- Size (inches) L: 2.04 W: 1.22 H: 0.27
- Weight: 30 Grams (1.05 oz)
Great Condition - Please bear in mind the item is antique and shows signs of surface wear. The interior has one area where a minor scratch/wear line can be seen depending on the lighting. There are no dents, cracks or splits. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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