VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX DEAKIN & FRANCIS LTD BIRMINGHAM 1896
DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS
A splendid quality Solid Silver Snuff box which was crafted by one of the top Silversmiths, Deakin & Francis Ltd in Birmingham England 1896.
The Snuff Box is Wonderful, it has a timeless elegance that would grace any table or display cabinet.
The rectangular snuff box is decorated with the most wonderful embossed repousse design.
The box has a fully gilt interior that pleasantly contrast the brilliant silver tone on the exterior in addition to providing a layer of protection from the silver reacting with the contents inside the box.
The quality of the craftsmanship is superb which is to be expected from a Deakin & Francis piece.
The wonderful 124 year old snuff box is in good condition with the lid and hinge functioning flawlessly with a smooth hinge and solid fit upon closure.
Size (Cm) L:3.5 W:7
Weight 35 grams
In absolutely beautiful condition for its age and free from splits and repairs with only the normal amount of surface wear expected, just mentioned for accuracy.
All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only add to the history of the object.
The quality of the craftsmanship is superb which is to be expected from a Deakin & Francis piece, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy family member, this was many many years ago when times were so very different, if this snuff box could talk I can just imagine what fascinating stories it could tell, this snuff box is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This rare snuff box will add something very special to any collection.
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