BEAUTIFUL EXTREMELY RARE FINE QUALITY VICTORIAN CARVED SCENE SIX PUTTI GATHERING GRAPES SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX. This is a Beautiful Extremely Rare fine quality carved with six putti gathering grapes Mounted Serpentine Shape Solid Silver Snuff Box, i would estimate this rare snuff box dates to circa 1860 making it nearly 160 years old, the quality is stunning and the decoration is breath taking, the top of this amazing snuff box has been crafted with a wonderful rare carved scene so very detailed of six beautiful putti gathering grapes, they have little chubby bodies with the most beautiful chubby faces with masses of carved curly hair, its stunning , this is then framed beautifully with a smooth solid silver border contrasting wonderfully against the carved top, the side's have the most ornate cast flower and foliage decoration is so very pretty, turning the snuff box over you will see it has been chased and engraved so very ornately with flowers to each corner, this then has an abundance of chased foliage which has a blank oval cartouche to the centre, to open you pull the silver thumb piece which then reveals the mst beautiful and fine quilty interior, as you can see it still has traces of its rich gold gilt finish, the lid stays open at different angles which show the quality, the hinge is in fantastic condition, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy 19th Century Gentleman or Lady and sat proudly on the table top ready to be used, this was many many years ago when times were so very different, if this snuff box could talk i can just imagine what fascinating stories it could tell, this snuff box is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. Please study the photos as this is an extremely rare snuff box, this is hallmarked 800 and another mark maybe a makers mark, i believe it may be either French or Austrian, its so extremely rare.
The condition is beautiful with just some patination to the top from being held over the years. The item "STUNNING RARE VICTORIAN CARVED PUTTI GATHERING GRAPES SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX" is in sale since Saturday, December 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes".The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.