7869
George III Old Sheffield Plate and Tortoiseshell Snuff Box

Date: Circa 1760

Country: England

Stock Number: 7869

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A very early example of Old Sheffield Plate. A rare antique snuff box of circular shape with chased flowers and leaves and a pull off lid. The lid has an inlaid tortoiseshell top with silver pique decoration of the Fox and Crane fable. The base is made from pressed horn. Diameter 5.5 cms. Height 2.3 cms. Circa 1760. No makers mark.

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