Bohemian Silver Snuffbox:, 1814 - 1819
A finely detailed and hefty snuffbox in the Louis XVI-Empire style decorated on all surfaces with classical designs of lambriquins, fronds, flambeaux and a pair of shields among leafy borders and imbricated panels. On the bottom there is engraved in the central lozenge "MA" in probably contemporaneous script with added above and below it in light Roman letters Presented to" and "By S. Berwin, June, 1916." The beautifully preserved vermeil interior bears on the lid the Austrian purity mark of "14" (.875) and the maker's mark, "KOHN," (untraced); on the right outer rim is the Prague mark, partly erased, for a year between 1814 and 1819. Condition is excellent, with a slight separation at the hinge area. Approximately 2 inches by 3-3/8 inches by 3/4 inch deep.
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