George III gilt metal snuff box c 1800

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George III gilt metal snuff box c 1800.

    This exceptional George III gilt metal snuff box was made in the early part of the nineteenth century. It shows a highly detailed and beautifully finished classical scene in relief on the lid, surrounded by Rococo decoration. Its sides and base have decorative devices more usually associated with silver work of the period. Although it is not impossible that this box was designed to be carried in the pocket, it is more likely to be a table snuff, due to its dimensions.

   This George III gilt metal snuff box is 7.5cm wide, 5.5cm deep and stands 3cm high. (Measurements approximate) It is in excellent condition, showing wear appropriate to its age. It has no damage and no restoration.