Mid – late nineteenth century silver and gold snuff box.


A mid-late nineteenth century silver and gold snuff box.

This fascinating and extremely beautiful snuff box was made in the mid-late nineteenth century and is of continental origin. It has fine decoration of etched silver and overlayed gold showing two Cherubs supporting a cartouche occupied by flowers. Further swags and floral decorations are picked out in gold, while the sides of the box are decorated with scrolls and acanthus leaves. The box when opened reveals a wonderfully undulating edge and exposes the interiors original rich gilding.

This fine and rare mid nineteenth century silver snuff box is 7.5 cm long, 4.5 cm wide and stands 1.7 cm high. (Measurements approximate). It is in fine condition, showing light wear appropriate to its age and substance. It has no damage and no restoration.