STUNNING VICTORIAN FRENCH SOLID SILVER CIRCULAR ORNATE SNUFF BOX Circa 1870
This is an absolutely beautiful Victorian French solid silver circular shape snuff box. This lovely snuff box was crafted in france circa 1870 making it nearly 150 years old, it is hallmarked as shown on the last 2 photos though the maker is a little rubbed, it has been crafted beautifully, to the body of this beautiful circular shape snuff box you will see the most stunning Repousse Work decoration of wonderful very unusual garlands of ribbons. It also has stunning delicate flowers below making the garland run the entire body, its breath taking, the back ground has a mottled finish creating the most beautiful contrast, the hinged lid works as well today as it did when it was first crafted with no play at all, the top has again the most beautiful Repousse Work decoration , to the centre is a large very pretty flowers which is raised, this is then surrounded by stunning embossed flowers almost like roses, finally it has a border of foliage and banded decoration, its breath taking, on opening this rare snuff box you will see it still retains its amazing gold gilt decoration its stunning.
The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a wealthy Victorian lady or gentleman and been used daily when snuff taking was very popular, this was in a time when things were so very different, many years ago, this is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos don't do it justice, it is in lovely condition with just a little bruising to the bottom edge at the back, just mentioned for accuracy. The item "STUNNING VICTORIAN FRENCH SOLID SILVER CIRCULAR ORNATE SNUFF BOX Circa 1870" is in sale since Thursday, December 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "wilcham-10" and is located in Bristol, Gloucestershire.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Featured Refinements: Solid Silver Snuff Box
- Product: Boxes
- Style: Victorian
- Age: 1850-1899
- Material: Solid Silver
- Pattern: Repousse Work Decoration
- Antique: Yes
- Composition: Solid Silver
- Brand: French