George II Tobacco Box

Date: 1751

Maker: Joseph Smith

Country: England

Stock Number: 7575

A charming antique sterling silver box with a detachable lid. Simple oval shape and very plain style. Hand engraved to the top is a contemporary coat of arms and the motto "ex fumo dare lucem" – "to give light from smoke". This shape was popular from the Restoration through to the early Georgian period. Weight 124 grams, 3.98 troy ounces. Length 11 cms. Width 8 cms. Height 2.5 cms. London 1751. Maker Joseph Smith I.

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