VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX GEORGE UNITE BIRMINGHAM 1882
DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS
We are pleased to offer this intricately designed silver snuff box crafted by silversmith George Unite in Birmingham England 1882.
Decorated with the most amazing detail all around the box, the hinged cover, base and two sides has a beautiful bright cut engraved embellished acanthus motifs which have been hand engraved very finely, resulting in an intricate and aesthetically pleasing stunning design.
The decoration is in excellent, crisp, condition.
The Cartouche in the centre of the lid has been monogrammed with the initials GBH.
The hinge and closure of the lid is functioning perfectly.
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, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy Victorian family, 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 will add something very special to any collection.
The box is fully hallmarked with clear markings on inside lid of the box.
Size (cm) L:2.8 W:4
Weight 23 grams
In absolutely beautiful condition for its age, 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.
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