VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX FREDERICK MARSON BIRMINGHAM 1863
DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS
A splendid quality rare solid silver snuff box it is hallmarked with the makers mark being Frederick Marson Birmingham England 1863
Very Fine Solid Silver Snuff Box with shaped scalloped form and hinged lid. Beautiful chased decoration on hinged lid with inscription. Engine turned sides and various engine turned designs on base surrounded with chased foliate decoration.
Fully hallmarked and assayed in Birmingham for 1863.
The interior is fully gilt in gold with semi-reflective appearance.
The wonderful 157 year old snuff box is in good condition with the lid and hinge functioning flawlessly with a smooth hinge and solid fit upon closure. The snuff box is fully hallmarked with the makers mark “FM”, silver lion, Birmingham anchor, Georgian head and the date mark “O” for 1863.
The Cartouche in the centre of the lid has been monogrammed with the initials JAC
The quality of the craftsmanship is superb which is to be expected from a Frederick Marson 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
Size (mm) L: 70 W: 30
Weight 36 grams
In fair condition with the normal amount of surface wear the lid and hinge functioning flawlessly with a solid fit upon closure. The snuff box is free from splits or repairs, it has a few small dings but otherwise in reasonable condition for its age, that being said this doesn't 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.
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