Stunning Victorian Solid Silver Guilloche Enamel Forget Me Not & Rose Snuff Box
VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER GUILLOCHE ENAMEL - FORGET ME NOT & PINK ROSES HAND PAINTED FLOWERS CIRCUALR SNUFF BOX. This is a Beautiful very fine quality Victorian Solid Silver White Guilloche Enamel & Flower hand painted Circular Snuff Box, this stunning box i would estimate dates to circa 1870 making it nearly 150 years old, this has been crafted beautifully, the quality is stunning and the decoration is breath taking, the circular shape hinged top has been crafted in a breath taking white guilloche enamel ground which shimmers in the light, the hand painted flowers to the top are wonderful to the centre are the most delicate very detailed pink roses with the most lovely painted sprays of geen foliage, this is framed with four hand painted sprays of the most stunning blue Forget-Me-Nots, again with delicate hand painted green foliage, this is then finished with a delicate and delightful hand painted lilac ribbon that entwines itself with painted green leaves, this is then framed in a wonderful silver border. This lovely snuff box has got the most wonderful engine turned decoration to the body making it sparkle when it catches the light, on opening this wonderful Box you will see it still retains its original gilt finish. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy 19th Century 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 its so extremely rare.
The condition is wonderful with just a tiny chip to the top on the side, thats being said it doesnt detract at all from its beauty, just mentioned for accuracy. My photos dont do it justice, this has no hallmarks but has been tested and is solid silver. Forget-Me-Not plants symbolize true love.
The forget-me-not flowers are a medium, "true blue". And as the name suggests, they are given or used to decorate gifts with the hope the recipient will not forget the giver. It also symbolizes faithful love and memories. Pink Rose: First love, Innocence, Healing. The item "STUNNING VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER GUILLOCHE ENAMEL FORGET ME NOT & ROSE SNUFF BOX" is in sale since Wednesday, August 21, 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.
- Product: Boxes
- Style: Georgian
- Age: Pre-1800
- Pattern: 18th century