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Sterling Silver Table Snuff Box - Antique Victorian (1840)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver table snuff box; an addition to our collectable silverware collection

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Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver snuff box has a rectangular form with rounded corners.


The sides of the body and cover are encompassed with bands of tooled decoration.


The hinged hallmarked cover is embellished with exceptional bright cut engraved scrolling leaf ornamentation, incorporating a shaped vacant cartouche to the centre.


The cover is further ornamented with a cast and applied scrolling leaf decorated thumbpiece to the anterior edge.


The underside of this silver box features further bright cut engraved decoration reflecting the same design as the cover and integrating a fanned leaf design to the centre.


This antique silver snuff box opens to reveal the original gilded interior and contemporary engraved presentation inscription '3rd prize for Men not exceeding 11 1/2 Stone. This box was Wrestled for by Cumberland & Westmorland Men, residing in London, 9th April 1841. Won by Richd Margestson'.


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Date: 1840

Condition


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

The applied ornamentation is all very sharp and the engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the interior of the base and cover are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 9.5cm/3.7"

Width 5.2cm/2"

Height 2cm/0.8"


Weight


3.8 troy ounces/120g


 
 
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