Austrian Silver and Enamel Horses Snuff Box

£1,500.00

Stamped 935SM

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    Three Horses Drinking


    From our Silver collection, we are pleased to offer this Austrian Silver and Enamel Horses Snuff Box. The Silver and Enamel box of rectangular shape with canted corners topped with a domed enamel scene featuring three horses grazing by the watering trough amongst a sunburst enamel background. The exterior of the box is finished in silver with a small thumb tab to the front for opening and closing. When opened the box reveals the original silver gilt finish which is stamped to the inside of the inner lid ‘935SM’ above a single number ‘3’.The Austrian Silver and Enamel Snuff Box dates to the late 19th century circa 1880.


    Enamel (vitreous enamel) also known as porcelain enamel, is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 °C. The powder melts, flows, and then hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating. The word vitreous comes from the Latin vitreus, meaning “glassy”.

    Silver Gilt is silver which has been covered with an exterior coating of gold.


    Measurements 1.7cm High x 5.2cm Wide x 4cm Deep (0.67 x 2.04 x 1.57 Inches)

    Condition Very Good, extremely small chip to the enamel approximately 2 o’clock position


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