Antique Dutch Silver Peppermint Box C.1860
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Antique Dutch Silver Peppermint Box C.1860:
This is an antique Dutch silver peppermint box or vinaigrette. It measures appx. 1 1/2" tall by 1 1/2" long, is 1 1/4" deep and weighs 25 grams. It is marked with the lion passant 2 for.833 silver fineness, date letter a for 1860, Minerva's head and I cannot see the letter in the helmet indicatingwhich assay office it came from. It also has the makers mark on the bottom that I cannot make out, W and another letter, possibly. It has numerous dings asyou can see and the top does not close tightly although I assume would be a simple fix. The top has a decorative applied filigree piece and the shield on the front has no monogram. The bottom is slightly pushed in although it may not have been flat when made, not sure.I would still consider the conditionto be very good considering it's age and use.