Superb Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Mounted Faux Tortoiseshell Snuff Box
STUNNING LARGE GEORGIAN 18TH CENTURY SOLID SILVER MOUNTED faux TORTOISESHELL OVAL SNUFF BOX. This is a stunning Large Georgian 18th century Solid Silver mounted Faux Tortoiseshell Oval Snuff Box, this snuff box dates to circa1740 making it 279 years old and it would be George ll in date, The Solid Silver mount isnt marked which is not unusual for the Georgian Period but it does test for solid silver, this is a Stunning George ll large oval Snuff Box has a stand away Hinged Lid which dates it to the earlier part of the 198th century, it has small hand made screws to the top securing the hinge in place firmly, the top of this wonderful early snuff box has a solid silver banding which frames the faux Tortoiseshell beautifully, on opening this lovely snuff box you will see the top of the box has a solid silver frame which is attached to the top and bottom of the snuff box by a stand away silver hinge which holds the top and bottom of this stunning snuff box together with hand made screws and pins which allows this box to be dated to circa 1740 as this was how a craftsman would attach a hing to a snuff box earlier in the 18th century, it contrast beautifully with the deep rich oranges and browns of the faux tortoisesheel, the Hinge is also very strong and a good quality on the Box.
In lovely condition with the normal surface wear expected for its age with some chipping along one side near to the front as shown clearly , this still closes as it should and is not very noticeable when closed, this doeant detract at all from its rare beauty, just mentioned for accuracy... The item "SUPERB GEORGIAN 18TH CENTURY SOLID SILVER MOUNTED faux TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX" is in sale since Thursday, May 16, 2019.
- Product: Boxes
- Style: Georgian
- Age: Pre-1800
- Pattern: 18th century