A 19th Century French Silver and Gilt Powder Box

A French 950 circular silver and gilt powder box with etched bird and blossom


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A late 19th Century, aesthetic style circular silver powder box, etched with a bird, a fly, blossom and branches in intricate detail.  The Minerva stamp is present with the number ‘1’ denoting 950 silver. The gilt interior has a mirror in excellent condition. The underside is stamped ‘A.M. Tallois & Mayence, 19 Bd De Strasbourg, Paris’. Tallois and Mayence were high quality silversmiths in Paris who worked from this address from about 1880.

Condition: very minor scratches commensurate with age and use

Dimensions: 5cms diameter,  H 3cms

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Country of Origin



Late Victorian



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