This charming, antique 950 silver tobacco or snuff box is French . It dates to the era of Napoleon 111 of France so circa 1870.
It measures 2¼” (5.7cms) by 1” (2.5cms) across the top and is 5/8” (1.5cms) tall. It weighs 24.3 grams.
The top is finely engraved with a diagonal ribbed design. In the centre is a prettily shaped plaque ready for a monogram.
The back and sides are also engraved with lines of wavy motifs.
The box opens via a long tab at the front to reveal an empty interior. It closes firmly. On the interior of the lid is the French Minerva first quality hallmark. This signifies 950 silver quality, higher than sterling 925. There are also make’s marks.
This beautiful piece is in excellent antique condition. It will arrive in a gift box.
French Antique 950 Silver Tobacco and Snuff Box
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