While I'm on a roll (and these things do seem to come in threes...) here another recent acquisition. It's a late Victorian snuff box made by Hilliard & Thomason of Birmingham and hallmarked for 1899.
Saturday, 6 April 2013
Thursday, 4 April 2013
The style is distinctly Georgian and I do especially like its simple, curved form, free from the typical excesses of Victorian decoration, The vendor I bought it from said that it is an exact copy of a design from c. 1780 and I have no reason to doubt that.
On top of everything else, it seems to be thoroughly snuff proof as well with not a hint of a leak. A box to cherish.