DELIGHTFUL GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY SAMUEL ...

Item Number
JUIN80

This is a delightful solid silver snuff box made by Samuel Pemberton, one of the most renowned Birmingham toy maker*. Of rectangular form, the hinged cover bright-engraved with trailing flowers. The centre with an initialled reserve.

The sides and back engraved with prick-dots borders.

Rich 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 "q" for 1814

Condition:
Very good.

Shuts nicely.
The front is in very good condition.
The back with minor dings , commensurate with age.
The hinge is strong.
Good clear hallmarks.
Interior gilding in super condition.


Dimensions:

4.5 cm x 3 cm x 1cm

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£195

FABULOUS AND RARE GEORGIAN SCOTTISH SILVER SNUFF ...

Item Number
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

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FABULOUS GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY SAMUEL ...

Item Number
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

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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY JOSEPH ...

Item Number
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

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

Item Number
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.


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FABULOUS VICTORIAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER SNUFF BOX ...

Item Number
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

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

Item Number
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.


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EXQUISITE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER ...

Item Number
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.

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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY JOSEPH ...

Item Number
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

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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY LEDSAM ...

Item Number
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

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

Item Number
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.


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DELIGHTFUL 19 C. FRENCH SILVER SNUFF BOX, ...

Item Number
AOUT87

This exquisite French silver snuff box dates circa 1850. Of rectangular form, the cover engraved with a charming pastoral mother and daughter scene. The The hinged lid with scroll thumb piece. The back with engine turned decorations.

Gilt interior.


Hallmarks:

Boar head
19th C. French hallmark for small times

Condition:

Very good.
Decoraitosn still bright.
The hinge is very strong.

Dimensions:

7.5 cm x 5 cm x 1.5cm

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY JOSEPH ...

Item Number
MARS44

This delightful George III curved silver snuff box was made in Birmingham 1809 by the renowned Joseph Taylor. It is small but exquisitely executed. The flush hinged cover bright-engraved with seaweed patterns within prick-dot borders, the back with conforming decorations.

The plain sides engraved with a prick-dot border.

Gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

IT for John Taylor.
Duty mark.
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Date letter "l" for 1809

Condition:

Good.

Shuts nicely.
Very bright original gilt interior.
The front is in good condition with just a minor hairline split on one corner.
Minor ding on one side.
The back is in good condition.
The hinge is very strong.
Good clear hallmarks.

Dimensions:

5 cm x 2.5 cm x 1cm

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER PATCH BOX BY SAMUEL ...

Item Number
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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WILLIAM IV SILVER SNUFF BOX BY WILLIAM ...

Item Number
MAI96

This good quality William IV silver snuff box is dated Birmingham 1836 and was made by G. Loveridge & Co. Of rectangular form, with engine turned decorations surrounding a vacant rectangular cartouche. The hinged cover with scroll thumb piece. Reeded sides and rich gilt interior.


Hallmarks:

WP for William Pugh.
Date letter "n" for 1836.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty Mark

Condition:

Very good.

The hinge is very strong.
Good clear hallmarks.
Rich gilt interior.
engine turned decorations a little faded.

Dimensions:

5.5 cm x 3 cm x 1cm

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

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DELIGHTFUL GEORGIAN SILVER PATCH BOX, BIRMINGHAM 1810 ...

Item Number
JUIL72

This is a wonderful little patch box made in Birmingham 1810. it is of circular form, the pull-off cover engraved with leaves and flowers on a finely textured background.

The back hallmarked and initialled.

Hallmarks:

Maker's marks erased.
Birmingham Assay Mark
Lion Passant.
Duty head.
Date letter "m" for 1810

Condition:

Excellent. No dings, no dents.
Minor surface scratching

Dimensions:

Diameter: 2.5cm / 1 inch.

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