Celia Rose Antiques
Late Victorian Engraved Gilt Snuff Shoe Snuff Box
REF: CRP634 / LA355192
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* A superb gilt metal box in the form of a shoe with hinged back which we believe was used for snuff at the end of the 19th century. * The shoe is of a most elegant design, entirely covered in sharp tight engravings. The toe curls up with a rolled over tip, a bow in front of the hing and a shaped heel at the back. * There is the remains of possibly a spring loaded opening mechanism to the lid operated by a button at the back of the shoe.
Celia Rose Antiques has clarified that the Late Victorian Engraved Gilt Snuff Shoe Snuff Box (LA355192) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1895
The overall condition is excellent considering it's age and handling over the intervening years, good sharp engraving bright gilt work.
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