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French niello silver snuff box
Reference: S143
Period: 19th century
Year: 1819-1838
Silversmith: makers mark present but unidentified
Place: Paris
Price: $ 280.00
Weight: 80 grams
Condition: Good - small split in Niellowork along seam on base of box (few cms). Edges and corners are worn from use.

Description: A beautiful French Niello snuffbox with a huntsman in 17th century period dress with his dogs. Gilt interior with inscription - From William Yates to John Rutherford, Sept 16th 1888. The box is fully hallmarked on the lid rim with the Paris standard mark for 1819-1838, the middle guarantee mark, and a makers mark, which appears to be W&W (or M&W or V&W) below a head, above a wagon wheel, set in a diamond (very small so difficult to see).
French niello silver snuff box
French niello snuff box

French niello silver snuff box
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French niello silver snuff box
Hallmark 1

French niello silver snuff box
Hallmark 2

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