An early 19th century Cape silver Snuffbox.
A Cape silver Snuffbox, the exterior decorated in the manner of a Birmingham made box of circa 1820, by Lodewyck Beck, circa 1850.
[For an illustration of Beck’s marks, see Stehan Welz, ‘Cape Silver and Silversmiths‘, p. 145. The marks on this box combine elements of the marks shown in illus. 6 and 7].
Good with some scuffing to the gilt surface on the interior of the base.
Length – 6.10 cm.; Width – 4 cm.; Depth – 2 cm.; Weight – 69.10 gms.