LOVELY VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER NOVELTY BIRD (Wren) HINGED SNUFF BOX WITH BLUE ENAMEL EYES. This is a wonderful rare Victorian solid silver Novelty Bird (Wren) Snuff Box with blue enamel eyes , this wonderful snuff Box dates to circa 1880 making it over 130 years old, this Bird Snuff Box crafted beautifully, it is in the form of a Bird which looks like a Wren, it has the most stunning very detailed embossed and chased decoration, it is so life like with the pretty detailed wings that curve down the body to the feathered trail, he has a delightful face with blue enamel eyes , chubby cheeks and a regal beak, the detailing is exquisite, to open you will see the bird sits upon the hinged lid which protrudes out to be used as a thumb piece for opening, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a wealthy Victorian Gentleman and used daily in a time when snuff taking was the fashion, many years ago, this is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel.
I can find no hallmarks but it has been tested and is solid silver. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. 5 cm across from beak to tail.
All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object..... Study the photos, Thank you. The item "LOVELY VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER NOVELTY BIRD HINGED SNUFF BOX BLUE ENAMEL EYES" is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "silver_antiques_uk" and is located in United Kingdom.
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