A very nice Scottish Georgian silver snuff box, dating to the 18th century. The body is formed from a piece of Tiger Cowrie shell, with unmarked silver mounts and a flush-hinged cover. The lid bears a raised cartouche, engraved with initials now mostly worn. The hinge is tight and closes well, the shell has a nice patina and colour.
OBJECT: Snuff Box
DATE: c. 18th century AD
MATERIAL: Silver & Cowrie shell
SIZE: 70mm x 55mm x 35mm
WEIGHT: 54.97 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Bath.
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