An extremely rare and beautiful French solid sterling silver and hand painted table snuff box. It is hallmarked for with the Minerva Head mark and a makers mark - I would date it to c1880. It has been beautifully designed being oval in form with a hand painted miniature to its lid. It is in superb condition being free from dings splits chips cracks and repairs, it was once gilded but this is all but gone.
The painting looks fine although there is a greyish area around the figures I do not know if this is how it was done or if it has been touched up at some point. It measures 3 inches (7.8cms) long by 2 inches (5.2cms) wide by 0.75 inches tall and weighs 72 grams. A superbly made stunning piece. If you have any queries etc...To see lots more rare and beautiful silver. All items are cleaned and display ready should you be a retailer or collector, or ready to wrap should you be purchasing a gift. That way we save you time and we discover any faults, not you. The item "RARE SOLID SILVER HAND PAINTED FRENCH TABLE SNUFF BOX c1880 STUNNING ANTIQUE" is in sale since Monday, April 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "spidermonkey10" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.