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  • Circa 1671

     

    8260 Antique Silver Snuff Mull

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    A charming antique silver mounted horn snuff box having a rising lid with an elaborate silver strapwork hinge and a silver band around the top edge. Attractive waisted shape. Height 6 cms. Top measures 4 x 3.7 cms. Unmarked silver. Most probably Scottish. Underneath there is the incised date “1671” which is probably the original date.

  • 1688

     

    8877 Antique James II Silver Tobacco Box

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    A rare early English sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and rope borders. This style was popular from the mid 17th century up until the reign of George I. The top has a large hand engraved coat of arms within a decorative cartouche. Weight 120 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Length 9.2 cms. Width 7.4 cms. Height 2 cms. London 1688. Maker “RH” – see Jacksons page 143*.

  • 1700

     

    9712 Antique German Silver Dish

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    An interesting piece of early German silver with a tobacco smoking scene to the centre. Original gilt interior. The little dish, or wine taster, has scalloped borders and scrolled side handles. Embossed to the centre is the figure of a man in 17th century clothing and smoking a giant pipe; a brazier stands on the table to the left. The cartouche is formed from embossed dots and foliage in typical 17thcentury style. Weight 95 grams, 3 troy ounces. Width across handles 13.15cm. Height 3.1cm. Top 12.8cm. German silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for Augsburg circa 1700. Maker probably “IK” unidentified.

  • Circa 1750

     

    9674 Antique Silver Perpetual Calendar Snuff Box

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    An 18th century silver snuff box with rotating dials to both sides. Very charming and retains the interior gilding. The panels have scrolled flower and chased decoration. The top side has the rotatable “Calendarium Perpetuum” which shows the days of the week (in old German script, and marked with their planetary signs) against days of the month. The reverse side has seven readout windows described by the headings on the rotatable disk (in old German script) – 1) month of the year with its number of days, 2) the important saints’ and feast days in the month, 3) sun’s Zodiacal position (represented by amusing little hand engraved zodiac symbols), 4) length of day, 5) length of night, 6) time of sun rise, and 7) time of sunset. A good example in very good condition. 126 grams, 4 troy ounces. Length 8.4cm. Width 5.5cm. Height 2cm. German. Probably 18th century circa 1750. Unmarked silver.

  • 1751

    Joseph Smith

    7575 George II Tobacco Box

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    A charming antique sterling silver box with a detachable lid. Simple oval shape and very plain style. Hand engraved to the top is a contemporary coat of arms and the motto “ex fumo dare lucem” – “to give light from smoke”. This shape was popular from the Restoration through to the early Georgian period. Weight 124 grams, 3.98 troy ounces. Length 11 cms. Width 8 cms. Height 2.5 cms. London 1751. Maker Joseph Smith I.

  • 1752

    Robert Cox

    8418 George II Tobacco Box

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    A charming antique sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and reeded borders. This style was popular from the mid 17th century up until the reign of George I. Weight 173 grams, 5.5 troy ounces. Length 10.75 cms. Width 8.5 cms. London 1752. Maker probably Robert Cox.

  • Circa 1760

     

    8463 George III Silver Snuff Box

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    A very charming antique sterling silver snuff box of oval shape with an unusual double flap opening mechanism. Hand engraved on the lid with feather edge borders and an inscription in old fashioned script “A Gift of the Hon. Charles Hamilton To TT*. The underside is engraved with bull crest and the motto “I SAVED THE KING”. Retains the original gilt interior. Weight 75 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Top 9.5 x 3.3 cms. Height 2.1 cms. Unmarked. English, circa 1760.

  • Circa 1760

     

    7869 George III Old Sheffield Plate and Tortoiseshell Snuff Box

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    A very early example of Old Sheffield Plate. A rare antique snuff box of circular shape with chased flowers and leaves and a pull off lid. The lid has an inlaid tortoiseshell top with silver pique decoration of the Fox and Crane fable. The base is made from pressed horn. Diameter 5.5 cms. Height 2.3 cms. Circa 1760. No makers mark.

  • 1774

    Nathaniel Appleton & Anne Smith

    9511 George III Silver Snuff Box

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    An antique sterling silver snuff box with hinged lid. The top is engraved with scroll and sea foam motifs with a large central cartouche (uninscribed). The interior retains the original gilding. Weight 40 grams, 1.2 troy ounces. Top measures 6 x 4.7 cm. Height 1.2 cm. London 1774. Maker Nathaniel Appleton & Smith.

  • Circa 1800

     

    9260 Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull

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    A charming antique silver mounted horn snuff box, the hinged lid with a silver mount and large Scottish thistle. The quality of the horn is particularly good. Length 7.5 cms. Diameter 3.7 cms. Unmarked silver. Most probably Scottish. Circa 1800.

  • 1809

     

    8039 Antique Continental Snuff Box

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    An excellent quality antique silver box with a pull off lid. The interior has a central divider and bright original gilding. Good gauge of silver and patina. Weight 81 grams, 2.6 troy ounces. Height 2 cms. Top measures 6.25 x 5 cms. Marked underneath with makers initials and continental silver mark for Pressburg, Bratislava in current day Slovakia. Circa 1790.

  • 1810

     

    8058 Georgian Silver Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

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    A highly collectible antique sterling silver and shell snuff box having a hinged lid a hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Top 9 x 7 cms. Unmarked silver. English. Circa 1810.

  • Circa 1820

     

    8565 Antique Silver Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

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    A highly collectible antique sterling silver and shell snuff box having a hinged lid with delicate bright cut engraving. Top 6 x 4.7 cms. Marked on the edge with continental silver marks. Circa 1820.

  • 1827

    Ivan Kaltykov

    7671 Antique Russian Silver and Niello Snuff Box

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    A delightful antique silver box in super crisp condition. The top is decorated in the traditional silver and black niello with two ladies listening to a young man playing a mandolin and, in the background, on gilt stippled ground with leaf borders. The base is equally beautiful with a lady playing the harpsichord, the listener sitting in an armchair. The interior has the original gilding. Weight 55 grams, 1.7 troy ounces. Top measures 6.25 x 4.5 cms. Height 1.4 cms. Top and bottom marked with Russian silver marks. Makers mark for Ivan Kaltykov, Moskow. Dated 1827.

  • 1828

    William Nowell

    8064 Antique Silver Snuff Box

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    A rare figural snuff box in the form of a man’s head; complete with long straggly beard, large ears and night cap. Probably Old Man Time. The smooth, hinged back opens to take the snuff. The quality and definition of the decoration is very good and the box sits very well in the hand. Weight 34 grams, 1.09 troy ounces. Length 7 cms. Width (max) 5 cms. Sterling silver. Fully marked on the back above the hinge with English silver hallmarks for Sheffield 1828. Maker probably William Nowell.

  • Circa 1838

     

    9556 Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull

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    Large size. An antique horn snuff mull with a silver mount and hinged lid. The attached chain has a small snuff spoon, bone hammer and silver mounted rabbits foot. The lid has a cut out silver mount with thistles, also a silver shield with crest and motto “MANU FORTI”. Around the top rim is a hand engraved inscription dated 1838. Spread 18 cm. Diameter 7 cm. Unmarked silver. Probably Scottish.

  • Circa 1849

    Nathaniel Mills

    9012 Antique Silver Snuff Box

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    An excellent quality antique sterling silver snuff box of rectangular form with cushion sides. The top has a cast silver border with crisp vine leaf decoration and centre engraved with a street scene (possibly University College, Oxford). The base is engine turned. The interior has the original bright gilding. Top measures 9×6 cms. Height 2.2 cms. Weight 159 grams, 5.1 troy ounces. Birmingham 1849. Maker Nathaniel Mills.

  • Circa 1850

     

    8247 Antique Russian Silver and Niello Snuff Box

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    A delightful antique silver box with attractive and very detailed engraved decoration. The top is decorated in the traditional silver and black niello with a courting couple in a strange rocky landscape and, in the background there is a tall building on a stippled ground (with minor traces of gilt). The base is equally beautiful with a young man holding a bouquet of flowers. The sides are engraved with lots of small houses. The interior has the original gilding. Weight 60 grams, 1.9 troy ounces. Top measures 6.3 x 4.5 cms. Height 1.5 cms. Top and bottom marked with Russian silver marks – makers mark, 84 grade, date mark badly struck circa 1850.

  • Circa 1860

     

    9624 Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull

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    An antique horn snuff mull with a broad silver mount embossed with thistles. The hinged lid is inset with a large citrine gemstone. Spread 14.5 cm. Diameter 6.5 cm. Unmarked silver. Probably Scottish circa 1860.

  • 1865

     

    8822 Antique Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

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    An unusual double sided antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a chequered black and white purse decoration with a swivel catch. The reverse has a niello decorated scene of a large square with monumental buildings. Weight 93 grams, 3 troy ounces. Top measures 9.5 x 5.2 cms. Height 1.6 cms. Marked inside top, centre and bottom with Russian silver marks. Dated 1865.

  • 1876

     

    8099 Antique Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

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    A good quality antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a spirited picture of a 3 horse drawn troika. Weight 155 grams, 4.9 troy ounces. Top measures 11 x 6.75 cms. Height 3.5 cms. Marked inside top and bottom with Russian silver marks. Dated 1876.

  • 1888

    William Neal

    8297 Victorian Gentleman's Combination Whistle Vesta

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    A Victorian sterling silver gentleman’s vesta case, with a vertical ribbed decoration, having a hinged lid with striker to one end, and a whistle to the other end. Weight 30 grams, 1 troy ounce. Length 7 cms. Width 2.5 cms. Marked inside lid and on the body for Chester 1888. Maker William Neale.

  • 1890

     

    9663 Victorian Silver and Enamel Vesta Case

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    A good quality antique silver vesta case of rectangular form with flat hinged lid, the face enamelled in monochrome to resemble a calling card with the name ‘Charles H. Herbert’. The reverse uninscribed. Marked inside the flap “APPAY Palais Royal, Paris”. Weight 38 grams. Length 5.9cm. Width 3cm. Height 5cm. Similar to those made by Samson Mordan and James Fenton. English. Circa 1890. Unmarked silver.

  • 1896

    Lawrence Emanuel

    8669 Antique Novelty Silver Vesta Case – Wild Boar

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    A rare sterling silver vesta case in form of a wild boar and having a snap top hinged lid and original gilded interior. Weight 14 grams, half a troy ounce. Measures 5.3 x 2.5 cms. Birmingham 1896. Maker Lawrence Emanuel.

  • Circa 1900

    Wang Hing

    8901 Antique Chinese Silver Case

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    Chinese Export silver. An excellent quality antique sterling silver cigarette case. The top is mounted with a full length dragon having a serpentine shaped body and breathing out fire. Beautiful workmanship. Hand beaten silver. Push button operation. Gilt interior. Engraved initials “CFU” to the top. Weight 226 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Top measures 14×9 cms. With Chinese silver marks for Wang Hing, Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

     

    8993 Antique Chinese Silver Cigar Case

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    An unusual antique silver case for three cigars beautifully decorated with an embossed dragon in deep relief. Weight 114 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Length 13 cms. Width 6.5 cms. Marked on the inside clip with Chinese silver stamps. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    George Adam Scheid

    6537 Antique Austrian Silver Fox Head Cigar Cutter

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    An antique silver mounted ivory cigar cutter modelled as a fox head. A very impressive piece. The head with blue glass eyes, the mouth opening to reveal the cutter, push-button release. Ivory tusk body with a silver spine. Length 29.5 cms. Austrian silver stamps for George Adam Scheid, Vienna circa 1900.

  • 1906

    John George Piddington

    9671 Antique Silver Fish Snuff Box

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    A rare Victorian novelty silver antique fish with 2 compartments. One is inside the head and is accessed when the mouth opens. The other is inside the body and is accessed when the head opens. Large size. Beautifully articulated. Naturalistic engraved detail and scales. Red glass eyes. The bottom fins serve also as stand supports. Weight 307 grams, 9.8 troy ounces. Length 20.6 cm. Width 6 cm. Stamped on head and the tail fin with continental silver marks and London import mark for 1906. Importer and retailer J.G.Piddington.

  • Circa 1910

     

    7258 Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case

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    A fine and impressive antique solid silver cigarette case with a superb figural scene to the front, in hand coloured enamel, of a seated monk and a pretty young woman. The reverse side has a stripy engine turned decoration. The case opens with a push operated catch and the inside has its original gilding and 2 retaining bands. Weight 106 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Measures 8 x 6.5 cms. Marked on the inside edge with Austrian silver stamps “sterling silver” and 935. Circa 1910.

  • 1914

     

    5764 Silver Cigarette Box

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    A handsome sterling silver box with plain styling, solid hinged lid and wooden interior.
    London 1914.

  • 1916

    Asprey

    8423 Vintage Silver and Gold Cigar Box by Asprey

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    A large art deco sterling silver cigar box with engine turned decoration. Superb stylish design and unusual gold wire finish. Inside the box is lined with cedar wood. Height 8 cms. Base 26 x 16.5 cms. London 1916. Made by Asprey & Co.

  • 1917

    Hewson & Williams

    8495 Antique Silver Cigar Box

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    A good size vintage sterling silver box with plain elegant styling and original wooden lining. The domed solid top retains its original gilt interior. Excellent quality. Engraved to the top is the insignia of The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the crest and motto of Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Length 19.2 cms. Height 6 cms. Width 11.5cms. London 1917. Maker Hewson & Williams.

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