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Lot 875 (The Silver Auction, 10th October 2019)

A GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX BY NATHANIEL MILLS

Sold for £340


Condition report


  • In fair condition overall, some signs of wear consistent with age, minor marks and discolouration visible. Ding to lid (more visible on interior of lid). Some scratches visible, scratches to interior and on inside of lip. Some dirty residue present.

  • Additional photographs added

  • Inscription: ‘Presented to Thomas Waddell Esquire, Deacon of the Incorporation of Weavers as a testimonial for his valuable services when collector, Glasgow 1835’

 

GEORGIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX,
maker Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1827, of rectangular form, the hinged cover with presentation inscription opening to reveal gilt interior, 8cm wide, 132.2g

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