This is a super antique Victorian hallmarked sterling silver snuff box measuring 3 1/2″ (9 cms) x 2 1/4″ (6 cms) x 1″ (2.5 cms).
It opens and closes perfectly with a good strong hinge and the interior is in very good condition and gilded inside.
The inscription on the lid reads:
‘Presented by a few Sewed Muslin Manufacturers to Mr Rob Melville as a token of their appreciation of his kindly and assiduous attention to his duties, Glasgow, April 1866’.
It’s hallmarked for Birmingham 1852 with the silversmiths mark for Hilliard & Thomason.
It weighs 138.6 grams/4.4 troy oz and the whole item is in excellent condition
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