Antique English Silver Snuff Box
Measuring 7m x 4cm and by renowned Birmingham silversmith Nathaniel Mills, who excelled in the making of silver boxes, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes and visiting card cases. Mills registered his well-known punch mark “N.M” with the Birmingham Assay Office in 1825. As well as the makers mark, this box correctly displays the anchor (for Birmingham) the lion passant and the monarch’s head, as well as the date letter “D” for the year 1852. Later engraving to the lid when it was gifted to the unknown W.D in 1861 and has beautiful engraved scroll work on the back, sides and lid.
$1,650.00 (GST incl.)