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A Stunning And Rare Victorian Silver Castle-top Table Snuff Box By Nathaniel Mills York Minster Dated 1845


£7,500 | $10,452 USD | €8,741 EUR
Item Number: SA808603
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: BlackSwan Antiques
This antique has been viewed 41 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A stunning and very rare impressive antique Victorian silver oval table snuff box, displays a rare view of York Minster, in high relief, with exceptional chased decoration throughout. With a hinged hallmarked cover, the interior retains the original gilding. This magnificent snuff box by Nathaniel Mills is one of the finest of its type.
York Minster is one of the worldís most magnificent cathedrals.
York Minster is the second-largest Gothic cathedral of Northern Europe and clearly charts the development of English Gothic architecture from Early English through to the Perpendicular Period. The present building was begun in circa 1230 and completed in 1472. York is the largest cathedral completed during the Gothic period of architecture, Cologne Cathedral only being completed in 1880, after being left uncompleted for 350 years. It has a cruciform plan with an octagonal chapter house attached to the north transept, a central tower and two towers at the west front. The stone used for the building is Magnesian limestone, a creamy-white colored rock that was quarried in nearby Tadcaster. The Minster is 524.5 feet (159.9 m) long [2] and the central tower has a height of 235 feet (72 m). [2] The choir has an interior height of 102 feet (31 m). [Citation needed]
Maker: Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham, 1845
Weight: 139.6.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.


Height = 3.8 cm (1.5")
Width = 8.6 cm (3.4")
Depth = 5.7 cm (2.2")

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