Georgian Box Sterling Silver Gilt, Birmingham 1828, 49mm, delightful & perfect
Delightful little English Georgian solid sterling silver box with a beautiful mirror gilded interior. To the lid is an engraved spiral of oak leaves encompassing a central cartouche engraved'EWB', a prick dot outer border and a piano hinge to the rear. Thread decorated sides and more prick dot engraving to the base with a central foliate and floral sprig. The wonderful condition gives few clues to the intended use.
Quite small for a snuff box, unless perhaps for a lady, so maybe intended for pills or peppermints. Excellent, just as the day it was made, crisp engraving, perfect hinge action, perfect gilding.
The item "Georgian Box Sterling Silver Gilt, Birmingham 1828, 49mm, delightful & perfect" is in sale since Saturday, February 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "thebedfordgallery" and is located in Seaford. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: Boxes
- Style: Georgian
- Age: 1900-1940
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Brand: F.