Fine Antique Silver & Objects of Vertu

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No. W056
William III Britannia Silver, Tortoiseshell & Mother of Pearl Snuff Box
Depicting King William III

Made by Richard Lovell
London c.1701
Length 2.9" (7.4cm); Weight 1.36 troy oz (42g)
Price 1,195.00

Notes & Condition Report
A pleasing and tactile snuff box
Very unusual for this type of snuff box to have a maker's mark or hallmark
Richard Lovell registered his mark in 1701
Good clear maker's marks, erased lion head mark worn but readable
There are a few pieces of tortoiseshell missing on the lid, right hand side
The silver banding on the lid has lifted a little at the front, but is firmly attached
Otherwise good engraving and condition

   

















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