A very fine George IV Snuff Box made in London in 1826 by Charles Rawlings.

A very fine George IV Snuff Box made in London in 1826 by Charles Rawlings.

£1,750

The Snuff Box is modelled in a very unusual broad rectangular, nearly square, form.  The cover is inset with a cut cornered moss agate panel, surrounded by a zig zag decorated frame.  The cover is engraved with crisp engine turned designs, as are the sides and the base.  The corners of the sides are undecorated and the front displays a floral and foliate thumb piece.  The cover opens up to reveal breath taking gilding and, most unusually, the agate panel can be seen from the inside too, which is a most unusual feature.  The box is fully marked in the base and with the maker's mark, sterling mark and date letter on the inside of the cover.  The box is in outstanding condition and is of the finest quality, as would be expected from this silversmith, who made exceptional boxes and vinaigrettes.

Length: 3 inches, 7.5 cm.

Width: 2.65 inches, 6.63 cm.

Height: 0.85 inches, 2.13 cm

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