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19th Century Scottish Silver Mounted Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

About the Item

Heading : Georgian cowrie shell snuff box Date : c1820 Period : George III / Regency Origin : Almost certainly Scottish provincial Decoration : Hinged silver cover with repousse and chased design depicting a woman reading in a garden. Along with this is a cherub holding a motto which reads "Rare Ben". This is something of a mystery however we believe it to be related to the great English dramatist Ben Jonson whose memorial is inscribed with the phrase "O Rare Ben Jonson." Size : 8.3x7cm base. 4.5cm height Condition : Good, there is a small split in the cover. Restoration : None Weight : 82 grams
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 1.78 in (4.5 cm)Diameter: 3.27 in (8.3 cm)
  • Style:
    Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    c1830
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Tunbridge Wells, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 230825021stDibs: LU8525237230862
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