Georgian Silver Snuff Box
Georgian Silver Snuff Box
Georgian Silver Snuff Box
Georgian Silver Snuff Box
Georgian Silver Snuff Box
Georgian Silver Snuff Box
Georgian Silver Snuff Box
Georgian Silver Snuff Box
Georgian Silver Snuff Box

JOHN BETTRIDGE, BIRMINGHAM (worked from c.1825)

Georgian Silver Snuff Box

1824 Birmingham England

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£350 gbp
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A smart little antique sterling silver snuff box with engine turned decoration and a decorative cast border with flowers and foliage. Original bright gilt interior finish. Initial ā€œNā€ hand engraved to the top in cursive script. Weight 66 grams, 2.1 troy ounces. Top measures 6x4 cm. Height 1.8 cm. Birmingham 1824. Maker John Bettridge.
This nice little box is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Crisp finish. Stamped inside on both pieces with English silver hallmarks. Original bright gilt finish with 2 small patches of wear.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Vinaigrettes, popular from the late 18th century through the end of the 19th century, were small containers used for holding various aromatic substances, usually dissolved in vinegar. A tiny piece of sponge, soaked in the liquid, was contained beneath a grill or perforated cover. Ladies used to carry a vinaigrette with them to combat the aroma from the waste products common in cities. Likewise, the practice of wearing tight corsets also regularly caused woman to faint, requiring the need to carry smelling salts.
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9152
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silver
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