Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (1 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (2 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (3 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (4 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (5 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (6 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (7 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (8 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (9 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (10 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (11 of 12)
Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (12 of 12)
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Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

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This is a very fine quality Beautiful Extremely Rare Georgian 18th Century Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Solid Silver Snuff Box, this rare snuff box i would estimate date to circa 1770 making it nearly 250 years old, i believe it to be the Scottish. the quality is stunning and the decoration is breath taking, the top of the snuff box has been crafted with a cowrie with Beautiful Brown and White Colours really Breath Taking, the top is so very special, i have never seen an early cowrie and solid silver snuff box with a Small Shell on the Lid before its just very rare with its Brown and white Dots, to the sides and base you will see it has been crafted in solid silver, the sides having a banded decoration, the base has a very elegant Scrolled and Stunning Pattern and the hinge works very well and the Lid closes securely, although there is a Crease near the Hinge and small split both ends of the crease, although this doesnt effect the performance of the Hinge or the Lid, and there are a couple of age related cracks on the Shell noticeable on the inside of the Shell and is only mentioned for accuracy, and in no way detracts from the Beauty of this Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy 18th Century Gentleman and sat proudly on the table top ready to be used, this was many many years ago when times were so very different, if this snuff box could talk i can just imagine what fascinating stories it could tell, this snuff box is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. Please study the photos as this is an extremely rare snuff box, you will not find another like this on the market, its so extremely rare

measurements

Height:
3.5 CM
Width:
5 CM
Depth:
7.4 CM

declaration

All Things Antique has clarified that the Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Scottish Double Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (LA225430) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1770

condition

there is a Crease near the Hinge and small split both ends of the crease, although this doesnt effect the performance of the Hinge or the Lid, and there are a couple of age related cracks on the Shell noticeable on the inside of the Shell and is only mentioned for accuracy

additional info

Material:
Silver
Origin:
Scottish
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
c.1770

delivery

£4 uk postage £8 international postage fully tracked

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