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Hoof and Sterling Silver Table Snuff Box - Antique Victorian (1846)

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and hoof table snuff box; an addition to our range of collectable silver cases

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Hoof and Sterling Silver Table Snuff Box - Antique Victorian (1846)
Hoof and Sterling Silver Table Snuff Box - Antique Victorian (1846)

Description


This magnificent antique Victorian sterling silver table snuff box has been mounted onto a horse's hoof.


This antique hoof snuff box is encompassed with a fine and impressive silver mount embellished with chased decoration reproducing the features of the horse's fur.


The upper portion of the mount incorporates a hinged hallmarked cover accented with an exceptional cast sterling silver finial realistcally modelled in the form of a horse.


The cover opens to reveal the original hallmarked sterling silver gilt interior compartment; the hallmarked interior indicates the high quality of the piece.


The underside of this impressive Victorian snuff box is ornamented with a hallmarked horseshoe design.


This table snuff box is the finest example of its type you could hope to acquire.


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Date: 1846

Condition


This antique hoof snuff box is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and is in exceptional condition.

The original hoof is in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each mount and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 14cm/5.5"

Width 10cm/3.9"

Height 12cm/4.7"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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