BEAUTIFUL RARE ANTIQUE EARLY DUTCH SOLID SILVER 833 SNUFF BOX LOVELY DETAILED BRIGHT CUT SILVER DECORATION. SQUARE SHAPED - WILLIAM IV. WEIGHT 26.5g - HIGHLY COLLECTABLE - GREAT GIFT!
On offer is this beautiful, rare piece of antique Dutch solid silver grade 833 in the form of a square box, probably for snuff. It is rare due to the fact that it is very early - hallmarked for the Schoonhoven Assay Office in the Netherlands in 1835, during the brief reign of William IV.There is also a maker's mark stamped twice internally, which we have not been able to identify. This is a very pretty box, with an open flower decoration to the front and parallel lines to the reverse.
Here are no inscriptions of any kind. He interior is of a light gilt wash which is worn.Please see the photos for more details of this lovely piece of antique silver. You can imagine how expensive this beautiful silver box would have been when it was first crafted.
And what a great investment, addition to a collection or gift it would make in the 21. Minerva Head for the duty mark with the letter "M" in the helmet for the Schoonhoven Assay Office. The lion passant with the number "2" beneath for grade 833 silver - sterling is slightly higher at 925; the letter "E" for 1835. It measures about 4.5cm square, a depth of 1cm, and weighs 26.5g.The condition is very reasonable. Its great age of 182 years old. The usual signs of wear commensurate with age and use of a piece of antique silver, a few little dings here and there and some scratches.
There are no splits or signs of repair. The hinge is in good order and it opens easily and closes firmly. As it is not weighted, the base tips slightly backwards when open, due to the weight of the lid. Any dark marks are reflections or bits of age-related patina. This is a very pretty, rare piece of solid silver in the form of an antique Dutch solid silver grade 833 box, crafted in the first half of the 19.
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The item "BEAUTIFUL RARE ANTIQUE DUTCH SOLID SILVER 833 PILL SNUFF TRINKET BOX HM 1835" is in sale since Monday, December 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes".
The seller is "simplyenglishsilver" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.