You are viewing a gorgeous Georgian period snuff box made in China and probably exported through Canton around 1820. Both top and bottom are single panels of mother-of-pearl; the top having a carving of an Asian buffalo with a tether. Similar boxes are rarely (if ever) hallmarked, but I guarantee the mounts are silver gilt. The oval snuff box measures about 3 1/8 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches deep by 1/2 of an inch thick. The box is in very good condition considering its age with no chips or cracks in the pearl. A minor repaired flake/blemish on the underside which I have photographed. Some minor gilding loss where the lid closes on the front, otherwise minor wear and tear only. Please refer to photos and feel free to ask questions – I usually get back to you quickly. The items I sell are fully guaranteed to be as I have described them. And to France plague allowing! So keep checking my page. The item “Antique GEORGIAN Sterling Silver Gilt Mother-of-Pearl SNUFF Chinese Export c1820″ is in sale since Thursday, May 27, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Tobacciana & Smoking Supplies\Snuff Boxes”. The seller is “artfindr” and is located in Sherborne. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Material: Silver
- Type: Snuff Boxes
- Sub-Type: Pocket/ Portable
- Design: Chinese Export