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Austrian Silver & Enamel Horse Snuff Box

About the Item

The box of rectangular shape with faceted corners topped with an enamel scene featuring three horses grazing by the watering trough amongst a sunburst enamel background. The interior of the box is finished in Silver gilding and bares a thumb tab to the front. The Snuff Box dates to the late 19th century circa 1880. Enamel (vitreous enamel) also known as porcelain enamel, is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 °C. The powder melts, flows, and then hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating. The word vitreous comes from the Latin vitreus, meaning “glassy”. Silver Gilt is silver which has been covered with an exterior coating of gold. Measurements (centimetres) 1.7cm High x 5.2cm Wide x 4cm Deep
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 0.67 in (1.71 cm)Width: 2.04 in (5.19 cm)Depth: 1.57 in (3.99 cm)
  • Style:
    Art Nouveau (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Circa 1880
  • Condition:
    Minor losses. Very Good condition, extremely small chip to the enamel approximately 2 o’clock position, see the last photo taken with a super zoom lens.
  • Seller Location:
    Newark, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: KSRD1stDibs: LU6971238341312
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