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Silver Gilt Snuffbox - Hebe, Goddess of Youth
Reference: S1125
Period: George IV
Year: 1825
Silversmith: John Jones III
Place: London
Price: $ 800.00
Weight: 120 grams
Condition: Excellent condition, but with slight wear to the base, this box has been used on a table. Hinge excellent, box closes snugly.

Description: A magnificent silver gilt snuffbox, with a cast panel of a scene from Greek mythology, showing Hebe, Goddess of Youth, feeding Jupiter (disguised as an eagle) with Ambrosia, the nectar of eternal youth. Hebe, or Juventas in Latin, was the cup bearer to the Gods, responsible for feeding them "Heavens Wine" to provide immortality. The box is engine turned, and has a flower head thumb pull. This box is of outstanding quality, and is heavy and has a pleasing feel. Hallmarks are very clear.
Silver Gilt Snuffbox - Hebe, Goddess of Youth
Gilt snuffbox

Silver Gilt Snuffbox - Hebe, Goddess of Youth
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Silver Gilt Snuffbox - Hebe, Goddess of Youth
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Silver Gilt Snuffbox - Hebe, Goddess of Youth
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Silver Gilt Snuffbox - Hebe, Goddess of Youth
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