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SOLD - Britannia Standard Silver Tobacco Box - Queen Anne Style - Antique Edwardian

A fine and impressive antique Edwardian English Britannia standard silver tobacco box in the Queen Anne style; an addition to our smoking related silverware collection

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SOLD - Britannia Standard Silver Tobacco Box - Queen Anne Style - Antique Edwardian
SOLD - Britannia Standard Silver Tobacco Box - Queen Anne Style - Antique Edwardian

Description


This fine antique Edwardian Britannia standard silver* tobacco box has a plain oval form in the Queen Anne style.


The surface of the box is plain with rounded stepped embossed decoration encircling the base.


This impressive Queen Anne style box is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover ornamented with a plain embossed oval panel to the centre.


This fine example of antique silverware is an exceptional replica of an early tobacco box.


* Britannia Silver - The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver), denoted by the icon of the seated Britannia holding an oval shield, was introduced by William III in 1697. This was to indicate the slightly higher standard of silver from sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver).


Date: 1909

Condition


This antique tobacco box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full Britannia hallmarks struck to the rim of the box and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear; the upper portion of the maker’s mark to the body is rubbed due to the location.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of Edwardian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 9.7cm/3.8"

Width 8.1cm/3.2"

Height 2.5cm/1"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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