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Item:303156456535STUNNING LARGE GEORGIAN 18TH CENTURY SOLID SILVER MOUNTED faux TORTOISESHELL OVAL SNUFF BOX Circa 1740.....George llThis 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. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a Gentleman in the Georgian period and been used daily, this was many many years ago when times were so very different, if this could talk i bet it would have some fascinating stories to tell, it is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This is of a large size. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. 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 ... reflected in its price Date...circa 1740 Measurements.....9 cm across ... 7 cm depth...2 cm height Condition,....as per aboveProduct:Boxes, Style:Georgian, Age:Pre-1800, Pattern:18th century
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SUPERB GEORGIAN 18TH CENTURY SOLID SILVER MOUNTED faux TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX