This is a wonderful antique silver snuff box, probably designed for a sportsman or hunter, depicting dogs and horses on a fanciful filigree design. This snuff box is laden with hallmarks, four in all, in various places around the box. Lion passant of Holland assay, indicating .833 purity, Minerva tax head, as this was probably exported, and date lettering of 1863 (small d), and finally a maker's mark! In excellent condition, no major damage or losses, some wear and very slight dimpling here and there as expected but presents and looks excellent! Very different and quite whimsical, great for the dog or horse lover, or hunter. Hinge is great and the snuff box closes with a tight feel. Eminently usable - for any small stash, pills, tobacco, etc. Specifications: Size: 5.4cm X 5.4cm square X 2.5cm deep Purity: .833 minimum Weight: 38.34g or 1.23 troy oz. or 1.35 oz. Hallmarked: Yes, Dutch assay, date lettering 1863
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