Antique French Import Highly Decorated Silver and Amethyst Set Snuff / Pill Box (2950)
A lovely small silver box with a richly decorated lid and set with amethysts. In the center is a large amethyst cabochon and the rest are gem quality faceted amethysts. The edges of the box have a leaf design and the top has scrolled details.
The shape and design suggest it was likely for snuff or pills and it dates to the early 20th century. It has two tiny marks on the flange, the first is FV with a device between, and on the flange opposite it is double struck with the French import weevil mark for silver between .800 and 1000 purity.
The hinge is full length and the closure is a friction fit. A fine looking and rare box.
Very good order, just minor wear and some scuffing to the base.
Height: 1.5 cm ( 5/8 inches)
Width: 8 cm ( 3 1/8 inches)
Depth: 6 cm ( 2 1/4 inches)
Weight: 100 grams (before packing).
Stock Code: 2950 MY22-2
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