Price

£2850.00

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Modern Silver Box Decorated with Silver Gilt Feathers.

A fine and heavy modern silver and silver-gilt box of rectangular form, the hinged cover applied with six textured and gilded feather designs, the interior black leather lined and the interior cover gilded. The hinge completely flush and superbly concealed.

By Gerald Benney, London 1963.

See: 'Designer British Silver' by John Andrew & Derek Styles, page 103 for a similar example.

Here at Steppes Hill Farm Antiques we have an excellent collection of high-quality antique solid silver boxes and snuff boxes in particular are a favourite. The consumption of tobacco in the form of powdered snuff was introduced to Britain from France in the early 1600’s and before long an elaborate ritual was established. This was a curious combination of gracefulness, politeness and practicality. It was hoped that tobacco in the form of snuff would conquer a multitude of ailments ranging from migraine to the plague, but silver snuff boxes really came to prominence in the mid to late eighteenth century when the ‘toy-makers’ of Birmingham produced many thousands of snuff boxes. At the beginning of the 19th century snuff taking was perhaps at its peak and some fine examples date to this period including the so called ‘Castle Top’ boxes made by Nathaniel Mills amongst others. As well as specialising in snuff boxes, we also sell a fine collection of card boxes and cigar and cigarette cases. All of our silver boxes are available for sale here in the UK or via our web site.

Dimensions

H 3.4 cms (1.34 inches) W 17.7 cms (6.97 inches) D 9 cms (3.54 inches)

Weight

664.00 Grams (21.35 troy ounces)

Price

£2850.00

Condition report

In good condition with no damage or repair

Stock number

VA120422N
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The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
Click here for more information on the BADA Standard