VICTORIAN FAUX TORTOISESHELL PIQUE SILVER SNUFF BOX JOHN EDWARD WILMOT 1898
DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS
We are pleased to be able to offer this Stunning very fine quality Victorian Tortoiseshell and Silver Snuff Box.
This English Solid Silver and Faux Tortoiseshell Snuff box was crafted by one of the top Silversmith John Edward Wilmot in Birmingham 1898.
The quality of the craftsmanship is superb which is to be expected from a John Edward Wilmot piece.
There is a beautiful Solid Silver design on the lid of the box which is a stunning scene of flying cherubs and beautiful ancient buildings also with wonderful scrolls around the edge of the box, please see photo’s, the lid and hinge functioning flawlessly with a smooth hinge and solid fit upon closure.
The Snuff Box is Wonderful, it has a timeless elegance that would grace any table or display cabinet.
The colours of the faux tortoiseshell dance with deep rich browns and oranges, it's stunning, the quality is superb, breath-taking.
The decoration on the lid is in excellent, crisp, condition.
It will have once belonged to someone of very wealthy and high class standing in society in times when things were very different from today and am certain if it could talk would have many a fascinating tale to tell.
This would add something very special to any collection, my photos don't do it justice.
Please study the photographs as this is an extremely rare snuff box.
In excellent condition for its 122 years of age.
An unquestionably exquisite and fine addition for any uncompromising collector or as a display piece.
All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object,
please study the photos before bidding.
Size (cm) L:5.5 W:7.5
Weight 55 grams
In absolutely beautiful condition for its age and free from splits or repairs, a very well looked after box.
All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only add to the history of the object.
Please study the photos as these form an integral part of the description.
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