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The use of snuff in the UK began during the mid 17th Century, having been introduced via Europe during the reign of Charles II. By the beginning of the 18th Century the production of ornate boxes for the keeping of snuff had really taken off, with both table snuff boxes, and pocket snuff boxes being produced. Due to the value of snuff and the social standing of those inhaling it, snuff boxes were often bespoke, and crafted to the highest standard. Gold and silver examples throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries are highly sought after, and collected the world over.
Made Circa 1890
Made circa 1890 in the Netherlands, this Antique Silver Articulated Fish, has a hinged head which enables it to be used a snuff box, and is decorated with garnet cabochons. The fish measures 2.25"(5.5cm) tall, by 5.75"(14.5cm) from nose to tail, by 1.25"(3cm) across the fins, and weighs 1.57 troy ounces
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Hallmarked In 1845
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1845 by Yapp & Woodward, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Snuff Box, features cast floral borders and a gilt interior. The snuff box measures 3.25"(8cm) wide, by 2.25"(5.5cm) deep.
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Hallmarked In 1911
Hallmarked in London in 1911 by D. & J. Wellby, this exceptional, Antique Sterling Silver Table Snuff Box, is rectangular in shape, and features a cast border, gilt interior, and engine turned decoration. The snuff box measures 2.25"(5.5cm) tall, by 6"(15cm) wide, by 4"(11cm) deep, and weighs 16.5 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1821
Hallmarked in London in 1821 by Christopher Buckler, this handsome, Antique Sterling Silver Snuff Box, is gilt, and features a cast "Topers" scene, on the lid of three gentlemen drinking and smoking, in the style of a painting by David Teniers the Younger. The snuff box measures 1"(2.5cm) tall, by 3.25"(8cm) wide, by 2"(5cm) deep and weighs 5.1 troy ounces.
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Made Circa 1790
Made circa 1790 by Les Fréres Souchay, in Hanau, Germany, this stunning, George III, Antique 18ct. Gold Snuff Box, is in wonderful condition, featuring engine turned decoration to the rose coloured lid and body, and an applied contrasting yellow Gold border and neoclassical Adams Style decoration. The snuff box carries a replica charge mark for Julien Alaterre of Paris, and the engine turned decoration has been attributed to Ettiene Flamant. The snuff box measures 1.5"(4cm) tall, by 3"(7.5cm) wide, by 2.5"(6.6cm) deep and weighs 95 grams.
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