FABULOUS AND RARE GEORGIAN SCOTTISH SILVER SNUFF ...

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JANV32

This stunning George III curved silver snuff box was made in Edinburgh between 1806 and 1811 by P. Cunningham. It is exquisitely executed. The flush hinged cover bright-engraved with acorns and scrolls and centered by an initialled medallion, the back engraved with conforming decorations.

The sides engraved with a wriggle-work and prick-dot border.

Gilt interior engraved with a latin message.

Hallmarks:

PC&S for P Cunningham & Son
Duty mark.
Edinburgh Assay mark.

Condition:

Excellent
Shuts nicely.
The front is in very good condition.
The back is in good condition.
The hinge is very strong.
Good clear hallmarks.

Interior gilding in good condition.


Dimensions:

6.5 cm x 4 cm x 1.5cm

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

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FABULOUS GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY SAMUEL ...

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DEC99

This is a wonderful solid silver table snuff box made by Samuel Pemberton, one of the most renowned Birmingham toy maker*. The hinged cover bright-engraved with an acorn garland within a seaweed pattern garland. It is centered by an engraved oval reserve, the back finely engraved with matching patterns.

The sides engraved with a rope garland within prick-dots borders.

Gilt interior.

* from the late 18th to early 19th Century, Birmingham was the centre for the making of “toys”: small decorative objects from silver. They were produced in small family businesses and factories throughout Birmingham. They made a range of items including patch boxes, nutmeg graters, buckles, caddy spoons, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes and babies rattles.

Hallmarks:

On both lid and interior:

SP for Samuel Pemberton.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty head.
Date letter "h" for 1805

Condition:

Excellent.

Shuts nicely.
The front is in perfect condition.
The back is in perfect condition.
The hinge is strong.
Good clear hallmarks.
Interior gilding in super condition.


Dimensions:

6 cm x 3.5 cm x 1cm

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY JOSEPH ...

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JANV70

This delightful George III curved silver snuff box was made in Birmingham 1812 by the renowned Joseph Taylor. It is small but exquisitely executed. The flush hinged cover bright-engraved with seaweed patterns and centered by a vacant oval reserve, the back engraved with a flowerhead within prick-dot borders.

The sides engraved with a wriggle-work and prick-dot border.

Gilt interior.


Hallmarks:

IT for John Taylor.
Duty mark.
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Date letter "U" for 1819

Condition:

Very good.

Shuts nicely.
The front is in very good condition with just a pin prick on oval reserve. condition.
The back is in good condition.
The hinge is very strong.
Good clear hallmarks.

Interior gilding in good condition.


Dimensions:

4 cm x 2 cm x 1cm

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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EARLY 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH SILVER SNUFF MULL, ...

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NOVE84

This is a wonderful snuff mull* with a decorative silver mount. The ram's horn body with a plain unmarked silver neck. The hinged lid decorated with silver shells and scrolls and applied with a vacant silver plaque.

The lid with inner cork.


*Snuff mull comes from a Scottish dialect word for "mill", where the snuff would have been ground to a powder, mulls came in a variety of shapes, the most common being fashioned from a ram's horn.

Hallmarks:

Unmarked as it was very often the case with snuff mulls but tested and guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:

Length: 9cm / 3.4 inches.

Condition:

Body in excellent shiny condition.
Silver hinge and decorations in excellent condition.
Minor hairline crack to the lid, commensurate with age.


Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.

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FABULOUS VICTORIAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER SNUFF BOX ...

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NOVE71

This wonderful Victorian silver snuff box is dated Birmingham 1881 and is typical of the Aesthetic movement period. Shaped like a purse, the front engraved with a butterfly flying over a pond, surrounded by bamboos and flowering prunus, a water lily and grassy banks . The back engraved with flowering prunus.

Gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

D&LS for David & Lionel Spiers.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Duty Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "g" for 1881.

Condition:

Very good.
Decorations still bright.
The hinge is strong.
Good clean interior.

Dimensions:

8 cm x 6 cm x 2cm

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

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EARLY 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH SILVER SNUFF MULL, ...

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OCT54

This is a wonderful early snuff mull* with a plain silver mount. The ram's horn body with an unmarked silver neck. The hinged lid applied with a vacant silver roundel.


*Snuff mull comes from a Scottish dialect word for "mill", where the snuff would have been ground to a powder, mulls came in a variety of shapes, the most common being fashioned from a ram's horn.

Hallmarks:

Unmarked as it was very often the case with snuff mulls but tested and guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:

Length: 8cm / 3 inches.
Lid diameter: 3.5cm / 1.2 inches.

Condition:

Body in excellent shiny condition.
Silver hinge and neck in very good condition.
Tiny loss of silver ton back of rim.


Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
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EXQUISITE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER ...

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SEPT67

This wonderful 19th C French silver snuff box dates circa 1870 and is typical of the Aesthetic movement period. The front engraved with flying swallows amongst bamboos and surrounding a vacant reserve, the back and sides with engine-turned decorations.

Gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

Minerva head
19th C. French maker's mark in lozenge punch mark.

Condition:

Very good.
Decorations still bright.
The hinge is strong.

Dimensions:

7.5 cm x 4 cm x 2cm

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY LEDSAM ...

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SEPT98

This delightful George III curved silver snuff box was made in Birmingham 1824 by the renowned toy maker* Ledsam & Vale. It is a good size and exquisitely executed. The flush hinged cover bright-engraved with seaweed patterns and centered by a vacant rectangular reserve, the back and sides engraved with conforming decorations.

Gilt interior.

* from the late 18th to early 19th Century, Birmingham was the centre for the making of “toys”: small decorative objects from silver. They were produced in small family businesses and factories throughout Birmingham. They made a range of items including patch boxes, nutmeg graters, buckles, caddy spoons, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes and babies rattles.

Hallmarks:

L&Co for Ledsam & Vale.
Duty mark.
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Date letter "A" for 1824

Condition:

Very good.

Shuts nicely.
The front is in very good condition .
The back is in good condition with minor unevenness.
The hinge is very strong.
Good clear hallmarks.

Interior gilding pale but in clean condition.


Dimensions:

7 cm x 4 cm x 1.5cm

Postage UK: £8 Special delivery next day.

Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY JOSEPH ...

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AVRIL67

This delightful George III curved silver snuff box was made in Birmingham 1807 by the renowned toy maker Joseph Willmore. It is exquisitely executed. The flush hinged cover bright-engraved with seaweed and key patterns and centered by a vacant oval reserve, the back engraved with a flower garland within prick-dot borders.

The sides engraved with a wriggle-work and prick-dot border.

Gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

IW for Joseph Willmore.
Duty mark.
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Date letter "j" for 1807.

Condition:

Very good.

Shuts nicely.
A little hard to open.
The front is in excellent condition.
The back is in equally good condition.
The hinge is very strong.
Good clear hallmarks.

Interior gilding in good condition, with a little rubbing at places.


Dimensions:

6.5 cm x 3 cm x 1cm

Postage UK: £8 Special delivery next day.

Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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EARLY 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH SILVER SNUFF MULL, ...

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AUG75

This is a wonderful snuff mull* with a decorative silver mount. The ram's horn body with a plain unmarked silver neck. The hinged lid decorated with an engraved silver coronet framed by a pair of feathers.


*Snuff mull comes from a Scottish dialect word for "mill", where the snuff would have been ground to a powder, mulls came in a variety of shapes, the most common being fashioned from a ram's horn.

Hallmarks:

Unmarked as it was very often the case with snuff mulls but tested and guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:

Length: 8.5cm / 3 inches.
Lid diameter: 4cm / 1.4 inches.

Condition:

Body in excellent shiny condition.
Silver hinge and decorations in excellent condition.
Minor hairline crack to the lid, commensurate with age.


Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.

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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER "MOURNING" PATCH BOX BY ...

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AOUT94

This is a rare and exquisite Georgian silver patch box, of circular form with stippled and punched borders. It bears the marks of the prolific silversmith John Taylor, who specialised in small pieces and objects of vertu. The pull off lid with a glazed panel over a painted scene depicting a lady holding a floral garland and standing by two birds perched on a memorial.

Hallmarks:

Marked only to base with maker's mark 'IT' for Joseph Taylor.


Condition:

Excellent. No dings, no dents.
Minor surface scratching

Dimensions:

Diameter: 2.7cm / 1 inch.

Georgian patch boxes are few and far between, not as readily found as vinaigrettes or snuff boxes,this is a delightful and very rare example.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER PATCH BOX BY SAMUEL ...

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DEC50

This delightful small patch box is dated Birmingham 1796 and was made by Samuel Pemberton, one of the most renowned Birmingham toy maker*. Of canted rectangular form it has a flush hinge and a fine bright-cut decorated cover.The cover with vacant roundel, the sides with feather edge and prick-dot border. It is fully hallmarked, which is rarely the case for such small items.

The back is plain.

* from the late 18th to early 19th Century, Birmingham was the centre for the making of “toys”: small decorative objects from silver. They were produced in small family businesses and factories throughout Birmingham. They made a range of items including patch boxes, nutmeg graters, buckles, caddy spoons, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes and babies rattles.

Hallmarks:

SP for Samuel Pemberton.
Birmingham Assay Mark
Lion Passant.
Duty head.
Date letter "Y" for 1796

Condition:

Excellent. No dings, no dents.
Stron hinge.

Dimensions:

4cm x 2.5cm.

Georgian patch boxes are few and far between, not as readily found as vinaigrettes or snuff boxes, so this item is quite rare and is a beautiful example of Georgian workmanship.
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