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Cape Silver Convex Snuff Box - Johannes Combrink     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1882
Period: George III
Year: 1814-1853
Silversmith: Johannes Combrink
Place: Cape
Price: $ 1 500.00
Weight: 70 grams
Dimensions: 6.6 cm *3.6 cm
Condition: Excellent, good hinge, snug fit, gilding good, engraving crisp.

Description: An interesting Cape silver snuff box, an unusual convex shape which gives it a lovely feel in the hand and pocket. The box has a part hinged lid, as is usual with this form, with just a slight overlap creating the thumbpiece. The decoration is typically Cape, a 8 petalled flower with wrigglework border, which is extremely well preserved due to the shape of the lid. The box also has original owners engraved initials AWJP, also with wrigglework border. The hinge is also decorated with cross hatch engraving. The original gilt interior is a lemon yellow colour, and the IC makers mark struck in the lid is very clear and distinct ( Welz mark 32). Convex shaped snuff boxes, given the more challenging construction in relation to the rectangular boxes, are rare in the Cape, this demonstrates that Combrink was a master craftsman.
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