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The surface of the box is plain with rounded stepped embossed decoration encircling the base.
This impressive Queen Anne style box is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover ornamented with a plain embossed oval panel to the centre.
This fine example of antique silverware is an exceptional replica of an early tobacco box.
* Britannia Silver - The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver), denoted by the icon of the seated Britannia holding an oval shield, was introduced by William III in 1697. This was to indicate the slightly higher standard of silver from sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver).
6.3 troy ounces/196g
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Full Britannia hallmarks struck to the rim of the box and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear; the upper portion of the maker’s mark to the body is rubbed due to the location.
Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of Edwardian silverware.
Origin: London, England
|Height||2.50 cm||(0.98 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear