This alluring and rare round-formatted Tiffany & Co. pill/snuff box is an authentic antique piece from Tiffany’s early era . It bears the Designer’s signature and Ref. reading “Tiffany & Co. 7928 F MAKERS 8125″ and the purity mark ’18 K’. In classically elegant style, this designer 18K yellow gold round pill/snuff box weighs 67.00 grams and measures exactly 2″ in diameter. The unhinged lid is enriched with artfully etched border and the box is in pristine condition.
Throughout European history in the 18th and 19th centuries the snuff box was a popular personal item and often represented a lasting reflection of personal status and taste. It was also the most important gift that a man would receive The antique snuff boxes were made from various materials, including gold, silver, jade, bloodstone , agate tortoiseshell and horn. Depending on the status of the owner, they were also ornamented with precious stones such as diamonds emeralds, rubies and pearls, and some depicted a miniature portrait of the giver or an inscribed message representing a ‘lasting souvenir’ of the gift so given!
Weight: 67.00 grams
Measurements: 2″ in diameter / 19 mm high