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    A Georgian silver pocket snuff box by William Edwards 1817

    A Georgian silver pocket snuff box by William Edwards 1817

    $1,300 (approx conversion from £995)

    Item details

     A rare George III silver pocket snuff box in the style of a purse. Made in London in 1817 by William Edwards. It is hallmarked on the base and lid. There is an inscription on the front "J.Lea". It is in good overall condition with no damage or repairs. There is very slight surface wear and light scratches comensurate with the 200 year age of the item. It has a tight fitting 9 part hinge and very crisp engraving all over.

    WEIGHT; 60gms or 2ozst

    Provinance; From the Lion Collection. Illustrated on page 210 of John Culme's book "British Silver Boxes 1640-1840" 

    Dimensions
    W: 6.5cm  (2.6")H: 2cm  (0.8")D: 4cm  (1.6")
    Code
    5082-084
    Period
    19th Century, Georgian (1714 to 1837)
    Nationality
    Georgian

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