Scottish Georgian silver mounted Tiger Cowrie shell snuff box

Scottish Georgian silver mounted Tiger Cowrie shell snuff box

Code: 12302

£495.00 Approx $626.58, €577.6
 

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

CULTURE: Georgian

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.