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DESCRIPTION Delightful little English Georgian solid sterling silver box with a beautiful mirror gilded interior. To the lid is an engraved spiral of oak leaves encompassing a central cartouche engraved 'EWB', a prick dot outer border and a piano hinge to the rear. Thread decorated sides and more prick dot engraving to the base with a central foliate and floral sprig. The wonderful condition gives few clues to the intended use. Quite small for a snuff box, unless perhaps for a lady, so maybe intended for pills or peppermints.
SILVERSMITH John Thropp
DATE or HALLMARK 1828
ASSAY OFFICE Birmingham
WEIGHT in GRAMS 24
LENGTH x WIDTH  49mm x 30mm
SILVER STANDARD 925 sterling silver
CONDITION excellent, just as the day it was made, crisp engraving, perfect hinge action, perfect gilding

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