Description

    TWO ENGLISH AND ONE SCOTTISH SILVER SNUFF BOXES
    Various makers, Birmingham, England and Edinburgh, Scotland, including example by Nathaniel Mills, circa third quarter 19th century
    Marks to James Nasmyth box: JN & Co. (female profile), (thistle), (castle), L
    1 x 3-3/8 x 2-3/8 inches (2.5 x 8.6 x 6.0 cm) (largest)
    8.37 troy ounces (including non-silver material)

    The group comprising a Nathaniel Mills example dated 1834-1835, with etched mother-of-pearl inset to hinged lid and base, monogrammed JA to lid; another example likely by William Simpson date marked 1830-1831; the largest with engine-turned ground and by James Nasmyth & Co. with indecipherable date mark, likely circa 1850.


    Condition Report*:

    All with general surface wear commensurate with age, some chipping to corners of mother-of-pearl as well as scratches,

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
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