STUNNING RARE 18TH CENTURY GEORGIAN BLUE & GREEN ENAMEL SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX. This is a Beautiful Rare 18th century Blue & Green Enamel Solid Silver Snuff Box, i would estimate this rare snuff box dates to circa 1760 making it nearly 260 years old, the quality is stunning for an early enamel box and the decoration is breath taking, the slightly domed top of the snuff box has been crafted in a wonderful very rare blue enamel which frames a silver diamond design and this is then finished with blue enamel also the the centre of the diamond, its so very unusual yet beautiful, to the border of the domed top you will see the most wonderful gothic arch shape green enamel panels which contrast nicely against the blue enamel, the sides have the same blue enamel and diamond shape decoration, this is then finished with detail you wouldnt not expect, on turning the snuff box over you will see the most beautiful green petal flower to the centre, this is a sign of very fine quality, on opening the hinged top with the delicate silver thumb piece you will see there is a small rubbed mark to the inside, i belive this may have been the makers mark. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy 18th Century Gentleman or Lady and sat proudly on the table top ready to be used, 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, my photos dont do it justice. Please study the photos its so extremely rare.
The condition is wonderful with just has a little loss, the box also shows signs of many years of use with surface wear and play to the hinge, it doesnt detract at all from its rare beauty but just adds to its rich history , just mentioned for accuracy. Nearly 2 cm height to the top of the dome. The item "STUNNING RARE 18TH CENTURY GEORGIAN BLUE & GREEN ENAMEL SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX" is in sale since Saturday, July 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: Boxes
- Style: Georgian
- Age: Pre-1800
- Pattern: 18th century