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ANTIQUE SILVER SNUFF BOXES

All Antique Sterling Silver snuff boxes from Bryan Douglas Antique Silver are available for purchase online or in our store in the heart of the London Silver Vaults. For an enlarged view of any of the silver snuff boxes simply click on the thumbnail images. You may also be interested in our Antique Silver Vinaigrettes.

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A rare Antique Victorian Sterling Silver large and heavy snuff box, having a rectangular body with applied cast foliate borders, a hinged lid with an applied panel with foliate border and vacant cartouche, the base with an applied panel having hand-engraved foliate & geometrical decoration, the sides with hand-chased floral work, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by Aston & Son of Birmingham in 1860. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver snuff box are length 9 cms (3.5 inches), width 6 cms (2.3 inches), depth 3 cms (1.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 166g (5.3 troy ounces).

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A rare Antique Victorian Sterling Silver large and heavy snuff box, having a rectangular body with applied cast foliate borders, a hinged lid with an applied panel with foliate border and vacant cartouche, the base with an applied panel having hand-engraved foliate & geometrical decoration, the sides with hand-chased floral work, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by Aston & Son of Birmingham in 1860. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver snuff box are length 9 cms (3.5 inches), width 6 cms (2.3 inches), depth 3 cms (1.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 166g (5.3 troy ounces).

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An Antique Georgian Sterling silver snuff box, having a rectangular body, with a slightly curved profile, with hand-engraved geometrical & floral decoration, a flat invisibly hinged lid with thumb-piece, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by Joseph Willmore of Birmingham in 1811. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver snuff box are length 4.5 cms (1.75 inches), width 2.3 cms (0.8 inches), and it weighs approx. 17g (0.5 troy ounces).

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An Antique Georgian Sterling silver snuff box, having a rectangular body, with a slightly curved profile, with hand-engraved geometrical & floral decoration, a flat invisibly hinged lid with thumb-piece, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by Joseph Willmore of Birmingham in 1811. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver snuff box are length 4.5 cms (1.75 inches), width 2.3 cms (0.8 inches), and it weighs approx. 17g (0.5 troy ounces).

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   Antique early Victorian sterling silver snuff box made by Edward Smith of Birmingham in 1838. Length 6.5 cms, width 2.5 cms.

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Antique early Victorian sterling silver snuff box made by Edward Smith of Birmingham in 1838. Length 6.5 cms, width 2.5 cms.

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   Antique Georgian sterling silver snuff box, having a very plain body, with gold-gilt interior, and hinged lid. Made by Alexander J. Strahan of London in 1804. Length 7.5 cms (3 inches), width 4.5 cms (1.75 inches). Weight approx. 58g (1.9 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver snuff box, having a very plain body, with gold-gilt interior, and hinged lid. Made by Alexander J. Strahan of London in 1804. Length 7.5 cms (3 inches), width 4.5 cms (1.75 inches). Weight approx. 58g (1.9 troy ounces).

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Antique Early Victorian sterling silver and gold-gilt snuff box made by Edward Smith of Birmingham in 1838 (Engraved inside with a contemporaneous inscription). Length 9 cms, width 3 cms.

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Antique Early Victorian sterling silver and gold-gilt snuff box made by Edward Smith of Birmingham in 1838 (Engraved inside with a contemporaneous inscription). Length 9 cms, width 3 cms.

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   Antique Victorian sterling silver and gold-gilt snuff box made by George Unite of London in 1872. Originally presented to Joseph Wyatt, who we believe was the head groundsman of Wellbeck house. Hand engraved with floral work, and with three panels on base that have a thistle (for Scotland), a rose (for England), and a shamrock (for Ireland). Length 9 cms.

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Antique Victorian sterling silver and gold-gilt snuff box made by George Unite of London in 1872. Originally presented to Joseph Wyatt, who we believe was the head groundsman of Wellbeck house. Hand engraved with floral work, and with three panels on base that have a thistle (for Scotland), a rose (for England), and a shamrock (for Ireland). Length 9 cms.

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Antique Victorian sterling silver snuff box, having a shaped and hand-engraved body with floral decoration, gold-gilt interior, and hinged lid. Made by Hilliard and Thomason of Birmingham in 1852. Length 7.5 cms (3 inches), height 2 cms (0.75 inches), width 4.5 cms (1.75 inches). Weight approx. 85g (2.7 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver snuff box, having a shaped and hand-engraved body with floral decoration, gold-gilt interior, and hinged lid. Made by Hilliard and Thomason of Birmingham in 1852. Length 7.5 cms (3 inches), height 2 cms (0.75 inches), width 4.5 cms (1.75 inches). Weight approx. 85g (2.7 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling silver large snuff box, having a shaped rectangular body with hand-engraved floral work, an applied cast foliate thumb-piece, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by Nathaniel Mills of Birmingham in 1850. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver snuff box are length 8.5 cms (3.3 inches), width 6 cms (2.3 inches), depth 2 cms (0.6 inches), and it weighs approx. 108g (3.5 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling silver large snuff box, having a shaped rectangular body with hand-engraved floral work, an applied cast foliate thumb-piece, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by Nathaniel Mills of Birmingham in 1850. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver snuff box are length 8.5 cms (3.3 inches), width 6 cms (2.3 inches), depth 2 cms (0.6 inches), and it weighs approx. 108g (3.5 troy ounces).

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   Antique Georgian sterling silver very unusual 'double-action' snuff box made by Samuel Pemberton of Birmingham in 1781. Engraved 'Gage d'Amour'. Length 7 cms, width 3 cms.

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Antique Georgian sterling silver very unusual 'double-action' snuff box made by Samuel Pemberton of Birmingham in 1781. Engraved 'Gage d'Amour'. Length 7 cms, width 3 cms.

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An Antique Georgian Sterling silver large and heavy snuff box, having a rectangular body with engine-turned decoration, with applied cast foliate thumb-piece and borders, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by John Bettridge of Birmingham in 1825. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver snuff box are length 8 cms (3.25 inches), width 5 cms (2 inches), depth 2.5 cms (1.0 inches), and it weighs approx. 156g (5 troy ounces).

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An Antique Georgian Sterling silver large and heavy snuff box, having a rectangular body with engine-turned decoration, with applied cast foliate thumb-piece and borders, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by John Bettridge of Birmingham in 1825. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver snuff box are length 8 cms (3.25 inches), width 5 cms (2 inches), depth 2.5 cms (1.0 inches), and it weighs approx. 156g (5 troy ounces).

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An Antique Georgian Sterling silver rare double compartment snuff box, having a plain rectangular body with rounded ends, straight sides, and a flat base, a central hinge with two fitted lids, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson of London 1793. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver snuff box are length 9 cms (3.5 inches), width 3 cms (1.25 inches), depth 2 cms (0.75 inches), and it weighs approx. 71g (2.3 troy ounces). Please note that both lids are crested and monogrammed.

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An Antique Georgian Sterling silver rare double compartment snuff box, having a plain rectangular body with rounded ends, straight sides, and a flat base, a central hinge with two fitted lids, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson of London 1793. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver snuff box are length 9 cms (3.5 inches), width 3 cms (1.25 inches), depth 2 cms (0.75 inches), and it weighs approx. 71g (2.3 troy ounces). Please note that both lids are crested and monogrammed.

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Antique Victorian sterling silver snuff box, having a rectangular body with hand-engraved floral decoration, a hinged lid with thumb-pieces, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by Taylor and Perry of London in 1847. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver snuff box are length 10 cms (4 inches), width 5.7 cms (2.25 inches), height 2.5 cms (1 inch), and it weighs approx. 147g (4.7 troy ounces). Please note that this item is engraved with a full contemporaneous presentation inscription.

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Antique Victorian sterling silver snuff box, having a rectangular body with hand-engraved floral decoration, a hinged lid with thumb-pieces, and a gold-gilt interior. Made by Taylor and Perry of London in 1847. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver snuff box are length 10 cms (4 inches), width 5.7 cms (2.25 inches), height 2.5 cms (1 inch), and it weighs approx. 147g (4.7 troy ounces). Please note that this item is engraved with a full contemporaneous presentation inscription.

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Learn more about antique silver SNUFF BOXES here.

Antique Silver SNUFF BOXES description:

A small box, usually having a hinged lid, for holding snuff (ground tobacco).

Antique Silver SNUFF BOXES history:

There are very few examples of silver snuff boxes made before 1700 although there is evidence to suggest that snuff was taken as early as the middle of the 16th century. The vast majority were made in the 19th century. Snuff went out of vogue in the 20th century and very few boxes were made after the 1940s.

Antique Silver SNUFF BOXES design:

The vast majority were rectangular but there are many other examples in various forms. They were used regularly and were on view in various social situations, so they were often designed to impress. It followed that silversmiths were asked to create more and more impressive designs including cast or engraved scenes of notable landmarks and views.

Antique Silver SNUFF BOXES collectors note:

The level of craftsmanship and their aesthetic qualities determine their value. Unusual shapes or scenes command the highest prices. But they must also be undamaged with good clear hallmarks, crisp detail, and well-fitting lids/hinges.



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