Antique Dutch Sterling Silver Snuff Trinket Box 1886

This charming Dutch snuff box was made for export in 1886. It is fully hallmarked on top and bottom. The top is decorated with a figural grouping comprised of men at work, a woman and child and a man feeding a dog. The setting is elaborate, replete with cradle, workbench, stool and multiple implements for hearth and home. The bottom has a scrolling acanthus leaf border near the top.

Dimensions: The oval box is 2 3/4" long, 2" wide and 3/4" thick.

Condition: Very Good. Apart from light signs of use, the only really notable imperfection is a very slight alignment error. No doubt the hinge needs adjustment.

Marks: The sterling guarantee mark, a sword, is on both top and bottom. The sword on bottom abuts a key, which indicates that the box was made for export. The maker's mark is on bottom, VS, the word 'HOLLAND' and some initials belonging to a prior owner. On top there can be found the city mark for Rotterdam and a date mark for 1886.

Item ID: 496

$240 USD

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