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Antique Queen Anne Britannia Silver Tobacco Box (1 of 11)
AC Silver
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Antique Queen Anne Britannia Silver Tobacco Box

REF: C8202 / LA461022
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Exceptional, fine and impressive antique Queen Anne English Britannia silver tobacco box; an addition to our 18th century collection. This exceptional, fine and impressive antique Queen Anne English Britannia silver* tobacco box has an oval form. The surface of the body is plain and unembellished. This antique tobacco box retains the original push fit cover embellished with an impressive engraved scene depicting an impressive East Indiaman/large merchant ship, below the elucidating name 'The Richard', all above the motto 'Vento and Vellis' - Wind and Speed. The cover opens to reveal the contemporary engraved reward inscription 'East India 1724, Mr Richard Du Cane in Pancrafs Lane near Bucklersbury, if lost a reward. London 3d Mar 1706'** to the interior of the box base. Notes: * Britannia Silver - The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver), denoted by the icon of the seated Britannia holding an oval shield, was introduced by William III in 1697. This was to indicate the slightly higher standard of silver from sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver). ** The owner of this box, Richard Du Cane (1688-1744), was of Huguenot descent and became the director of the Bank of England in 1710. Due to the nature of his role he had an unassailable association with The East India Company. Maker: Unknown Origin: London, England
2.2 cm
8 cm
9.7 cm
Weight:- 3.4 troy ounces/106.2g
AC Silver has clarified that the Antique Queen Anne Britannia Silver Tobacco Box (LA461022) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1708
This antique box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition in keeping with age. There has been an old silver repair to the rim of the base and has been priced accordingly. The British hallmarks struck to the rim of the box and interior of the cover have wear in keeping with age and location. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique tobacco box in silver.
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