RARE FRENCH King Louis Philippe I SOLID SILVER MOUNTED BLACK ENAMEL SNUFF BOX
BEAUTIFUL EXTREMELY RARE FRENCH King Louis Philippe I SOLID SILVER MOUNTED BLACK ENAMEL SNUFF BOX. This is a Beautiful Extremely Rare French King Louis Philippe l Solid Silver Mounted Black Enamel Circular Snuff Box, this rare French snuff box dates to circa 1840 making it 180 years old, the decoration to the body and top of this wonderful early snuff box is stunning, the circual box itself has been crafted in a black enamel which contrast beautiful against the solid silver mounted decoration, to the top of pull off lid you will see a Mythical Creature crouching down with his long arms outstreached and the most beautiful wings to his back, in turn he is surrounded by the most stunning foliage and scroll decoration all this is solid silver, the the sides of the snuff box again you will see mounted in solid silver the most beautifully detailed winged cherub faces and also what looks again like a mythical face with horns, this is also surrounded by very detailed deocration of. Fleur-de-lis, foliage and scrolls in abundance, all in solid silver contrasting beautifully against the black of the body, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, i have never seen one like this before its very rare and one you wont see again, this dates to circa 1840 and would have been used by a wealthy gentlenam in France in the early 1840's. This was in a time when things were so very different, it is so very tactile and one held has the nost wonderful feel, my photos dont do it justice, it does have were to the body as shown in the last photos, and the inside has has wear as does the base, that being said it doesnt detract from its rare beauty and is reflected in the price, it has no hallmarks to the silver mounted decoration but does. Testfor solid silver , its so extremely rare. The item "RARE FRENCH King Louis Philippe I SOLID SILVER MOUNTED BLACK ENAMEL SNUFF BOX" is in sale since Saturday, August 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: Boxes
- Style: Georgian
- Age: Pre-1800
- Pattern: 18th century