A very rare George III silver thumb hole snuff box, c.1780
An exceptionally rare "Thumb hole" double snuff box by George Cowdery, London c.1780. It only has the makers mark but there is an identicle one pictured in Eric Delieb's book "Silver Boxes" which has a full set of hallmarks. My box is in exceptional condition with no damage or repairs. Both lids fit well and close tightly. There is crisp bright cut engraving around the edges.
WEIGHT; 81gms or 2.6ozst
LIERATURE; "Silver Boxes" by Eric Delieb, page 45 plate 97
"British Silver Boxes 1640-1840" The Lion Collection by John Culme, page 176, plate 193
W: 9.5cm (3.7")H: 3.5cm (1.4")D: 3.5cm (1.4")