2009/03/29

1819?


French Georgian golden snuffbox, can be used as pillbox



What happened in 1819?

In 1819, Alexandrina Victoria was born who later got crowned Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and for $5 million Spain ceded Florida to the United States. Ah, and it is the year this box was made.

When looking at the pristine condition of this beautiful box one can only imagine the care and prudence the many subsequent owners of this box must have had in its 200 year old history. Imagine 200 years! That is about eight generations! With pieces this old one realizes that one doesn't really own a piece of history rather then one is the temporarily guardian of such object.



Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be








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