Beautiful Mid 18th Century Georgian Mother Of Pearl & Solid Silver Snuff Box
BEAUTIFUL MID 18TH CENTURY MOTHER of PEARL & SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX. This is a stunning Mid 18th Century Mother of Pearl figural scene & Solid Silver circular Shape Snuff Box, this snuff box dates to circa 1740 making it 279 years old and it would be George ll in date, This rare snuff box has the most beautiful Mother of Pearl top which has the most wonderful rural scen to the top, you can just make out a lady in 18th century dress sitting on a bail of hay holding what appear to be flowers she has picked out on the countryside, to the background you will see the house where she has taken a stroll from and the wonderful hills, folaige, this is a fabulous decorated top, to the undersneth of the snuff box it also has a mother of pearl base with a cross decration to the centre, the sides and banding to this amazing early snuff box have been crafted in solid silver, on opening the snuff box which has a pull off lid you will see the interior still retains the orignal dark wash this would have been given over 270 years ago, its a wonderful snuff box, its very unusual, it is so very subtle yet what a wonderful addition to this early snuff box, on opening the lovely snuff box you will see the interior is in wonderful original condition. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a wealthy Gentleman or Lady in the mid 18th century and been used daily, this was many many years ago when times were so very different, if this could talk i bet it would have some fascinating stories to tell, it is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel.
This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. This has no hallmarks which is normal for items crafted in this period, it has been tested and is solid silver. In lovely condition for its age, with just some wear in the form of rubbing to the scene on the top & minor loss of pieces of the silver frame in different section to the top and a little bruising, this doesnt detract at all from its rare beauty, just mentioned for accuracy. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object..... The item "BEAUTIFUL MID 18TH CENTURY GEORGIAN MOTHER of PEARL & SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX" is in sale since Saturday, October 26, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "silver_antiques_uk" and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.