Antique 19th Century French Silver Gilt Music Snuff Box, Circa 1810

Antique 19th Century French Silver Gilt Music Snuff Box, Circa 1810

Antique 19th Century French Silver Gilt Music Snuff Box, Circa 1810

£5,500.00
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About this item

Antique 19th Century French very rare silver gilt musical snuff box, of traditional form, the base and the cover with panels of peaked-pattern engine turning within stamped sable boarders, the same pattern is repeated along the sides. Comes with its original key and works by sliding the left button to the right.

A musical snuff box would have sat at a lady's dressing table, or played to amuse one's guests when ordering snuff, for its makers, it also served as a show of skill, the idea was to show the craftsmanship of both the goldsmith and maker of musical instruments, the practice having flourished in Geneva and Paris in the late 18th century.

Hallmarked French silver (800 standard), Paris, guarantee mark 'Moyenne', year 1808-1819, Maker's mark unknown to me.

Additional dimensions information:

Weight 253g

Dimensions

W5.4 x H8.7 x D2.5 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Excellent

Date of manufacture

Unknown

Place of origin

France

Material

Silver

Period

19th Century

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SKU

22564494
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