C1840 Paris 950 Silver Niello Gothic Box by G. Sebillotte
This little snuff box is in the Gothick or Troubadour style popular in the reign of Louis Philippe. C 1840, this box is hallmarked for 950 silver, so a higher grade than sterling, and is stamped by the maker. The maker is G Sebillotte, of 4 rue Molay, Paris, He was registered in 24th January 1837, and ceased in 3rd June 1847. The decoration shows a Gothic cathedral set in niello and silver Cothic arches. There is wear to the niello.
Weight 82 grams. 7.5 cm by 4.5 cm , and 1.7 cm tall.Hallmark and sponsor's mark in the lid flange. Secondary mark to interior base.
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