Beautiful silver peppermint box with hinged lid. Lion and other hallmark to the base along with the date 1887. It also has an impressed letter P to the edge of the lid and what looks to be the number 189 to the opposite edge of the lid. Charming heart shape cartouche decoration to the front which really sets this piece apart. Will make a wonderful gift.
In very good condition for its 130 years, a few dents as you would expect, tiny rubbed hole in the very back of the lid. Few very faint inscriptions to the base, possibly initials and postcode? One of the marks to the base, likely the makers mark has pierced through slightly. The lid bounces up ever so slightly. Please examine all the photos for more detail as they form part of the description.
It measures approx 4 cm tall, 3.5 cm wide, 3 cm deep. Weighs approx 17.5 g. Feel free to ask any questions, and please check out my other items for interesting vintage homewares, collectables and antiques. The item "Beautiful Rare Antique 1887 Dutch Solid Silver Cachou Peppermint Snuff Box Heart" is in sale since Monday, June 18, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "recent_past" and is located in Westbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.