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    Posted 6 years ago

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    On the threshold of the New Year, I would like to refer you to show at my last acquisition. More and more I come by my passion, antique jewelry, also beautiful silver objects against which this antique snuff box is an example. Made by the famous Belgian (Brussels) family Wolfers, a Brussels goldsmith dynasty that includes acting under the name Wolfers Frères (Brothers Wolfers).
    This beautiful 800 silver snuff box gilded insite and a diameter of 3.3 " (8.5 cm) and 1.2" (3 cm)high, weighs 97 grams.
    The marks refer to the period when three sons from this famous goldsmith family were sent to France, Germany, Netherlands and Austria to prospect for business. This box was clearly made in the period from 1868 to 1942 by presence of one of the sons worked at the firm Goldschmidt in the German City of Köln.
    American collectors and specialists in silver usually know much about French, English, Austrian and German silver, but are relatively less informed about Belgian silver. That’s why I like to tell you something more abouth the highly skilled, abundantly ornamented late 19th century silver from the workshop of the Belgian silversmith Wolfers who worked which made during the Belle Epoque aims at closing that gap. If you want to know more about this goldsmith family you can read the little history of Wolfers Frères jewelers and Silversmiths on the link:
    where you can also find the hallmarks and time period.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago

    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      vetrai050 thanks for your DUTCH wishes and also all good wishes for you and your loved ones. Thanks too for all the attention and comment in recent years on CW, i appreciate that very much.
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      martika thanks for love, all good wishes for you in 2016 too!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      That's truly a beautiful snuff box!! Wonderful craftsmanship on this one. Happy New Year to you and your family.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Marga, your snuff box is very beautiful and soo art nouveau, the patina is lovely too :-)
      Belgium is a great country of silversmith, as Netherlands.
      Wishing you a wonderful new year and lots of marvels to keep on sharing with us :-D
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      jscotto363 thanks for your love and very nice comment. I wish you a very good New Year for you and all your loved ones!
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Kyra, Pascale, for you a very special message. I wish you all the best and i hope all your wishes in the new year may come true. Also a lot of peace and health in France (Europe) without attacks.Thanks for all your advises, knowledge and comments on my questions and pieces on CW.!!!!!!!!!!!!
    8. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Gorgeous! I know an auctioneer in the UK who would give his eyeteeth for that..he has more than 200 snuff boxes.
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Efesgirl thanks for you compliment and love and advices last year. Please tell me the name of that collector in the UK for the case in the future that I willing to sell.
      All the best for you and your loved ones in 2016. We meet here soon I suppose!
    10. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      thanks to share this beauty and happy 2016
    11. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      officialfuel and racer4four thank you both for attention and love
    12. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kivatinitz thank you for all your compliments and loves in the past year. I wish you and your family a very good 2016 too.
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      eye4beauty thanks for your interest and love and all best wishes for 2016.
    14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      This is very pretty Agram.m. Wishing you a happy 2016
    15. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Peasejean55 thanks for love, compliment and very nice wishes. I wish you a very happy and healthy new year for you and your loved ones.
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thank you Agram.m
    17. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Peasejean55 you're welcome.
    18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Hello Agram, very nice little box. I also like the marks that is very easily red, it's not often one gets such an easy way to identify things don't you agree? :) I understand that it's easy to extend your interest to other silverobjects. I love silver above all metalls and could easily see myself do that too. Wish you a wonderful 2016 with lots of nice finds to show us here on CW.
    19. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Elisabethan thank you for your detailed comment and love. And yes, it's easy to extend my interest to other (silver) objects. As i described years ago in my setting on CW I love what I like a lot. So also with jewelry. In the first time when I see something I have to like it than I try to get it. And I prefer silver too because it's the most fitting color with my hair and skin. Of course I wish you and all your loved ones all the best for this year and thank you for your long lasting interest in my jewelry here on CW.
    20. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Truthisanarrow08 thank you so much for love.

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