RUSSIAN SILVER AND NIELLO ENAMEL SNUFF BOX ...

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OCTO79

This is a superb Russian silver and niello snuff box. The front hinged cover with niello work decoration featuring a bridge over a river with various buildings in the background. The back with a country mansion amongst trees and scrolls. The sides embellished with an elongated trellis pattern. The interior of the box retains the original gilding.

Hallmarks:

Maker's marks: Alexander Fuld, Moscow, 1862-1917.
Moscow city mark
84 zolotniki silver.
Date mark erased: - circa 1880.

Condition:

Fair.
Front and back panel in very good condition.
Sides with some losses to the niello decorations.
Interior gilding in very good condition.

Dimensions:

Length: 7.5cm / 3 inches.
Depth: 4.5cm / 1.6 inch.
Height: 2.5cm / 1 inch.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 12 International Signed For.
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£425
| $566 USD | €482 EUR

LATE 19TH C FRENCH NIELLO SILVER SNUFF ...

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JUIN68

This is a beautiful 19th Century French niello silver snuff box. The front decorated with niello geometric designs The waisted sides plain, the back with reeded decorations. It bears the Paris Minerva hallmark with mint mark 1 for a high grade silver content (950)
The hinged cover opening to reveal a gilt interior.

* Niello is a black mixture of copper, silver and lead sulphides, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal, usually silver.


Hallmarks:

Head of Minerva with number 1 for 950 silver fineness.
Minerva with the lock of hair and with mint mark on the side indicating Paris rather than Provinces.
Maker's marks in lozenge.

Dimensions:

Length: 6cm / 2.3 inches.
Width: 3.5cm / 1.3 inch.
Height: 1cm / 0.4 inch.

Weight: 39 g / 1.3 ounces.

Condition:

Good.
Niello decorations with loss at the front as seen on images. Niello objects are very often partially rubbed.
Clean interior.
Strong hinge.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 12 International Signed For.

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£195
| $260 USD | €221 EUR

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

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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.
Postage overseas: from 10 International Signed For.

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GEORGIAN SILVER PATCH BOX BY JOSEPH WILLMORE, ...

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AOUT59

This is a wonderful little patch box made by the renowned Birmingham toy maker * Joseph Willmore and dates circa 1790/ 1800. it is of circular form, the pull-off cover engraved with leaves and flowers on a finely textured background. Vacant circular reserve.
The back engraved with a flower sprig. It is partially hallmarked, just the maker's marks, as was very common in the Georgian era with small items of vertu.

Hallmarks:

JW for Joseph Willmore on both lid and base.

Condition:

Excellent. No dings, no dents.

Dimensions:
Diameter: 3cm / 1.2 inches.

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