GEORGE II SILVER AND CARVED MOTHER OF PEARL SNUFF BOX
England, c1735-45, Unmarked
The cartouche shaped silver body with a hinged mother-of-pearl dimensionally carved mother-of-pearl cover depicting two lovers in a rocaille setting, seated between a dolphin-spewing fountain and an apple tree, with three apples on the ground and a manor house behind, sun rays in the upper right and small birds in the air; all within a line and rocaille border;
the base also mother-of-pearl, the interior silver gilt
Condition : Excellent, the mother of pearl with minor expected wear to the high points, but without cracks or chips; the silver with some spots of stubborn tarnish both to the outer and inner mounts, particularly beneath the interior gilt;
one small stable split to the base mount at back, visible in the images
3” Wide; 3-3/8" Deep x 5/8" High
1.7 Total oz.
Also See :
For SNUFF SPOONS, click image below :
We welcome and encourage all inquiries. We will make every attempt to answer any questions you might have..
For information, call (901) 761-1163 or (901) 827-4668, or
American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted
M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts / 581 South Perkins Road / Memphis, TN 38117 / USA / Wed.-Sat. 11-6, or by appointment
George II Silver & Well Carved Mother-of-Pearl Cartouche Shaped Snuff Box, England, c1735-45