Rare Georgian Solid Silver Mounted Scottish Tiger Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (1 of 11)
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Rare Georgian Solid Silver Mounted Scottish Tiger Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

REF: 57 / LA314949
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Description
This is a very fine quality Beautiful Extremely Rare Georgian Scottish Tiger Cowrie Shell Solid Silver Snuff Box, this rare Solid Silver Mounted Snuff box, This Tiger Cowrie Snuff Box has an inscription From B Milne to his Father and a date of 1821, so this is at least 199 years old but would have been crafted earlier than the date 1821, 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 tiger design really Breath Taking, to the sides are the inscriptions and the unique design of the Lid with the Hinge going down the middle fitting to each side of the Shell Lid perfectly gives it a Beautiful look and feel, the Lid opens on one side and the Hinge is in great condition and it opens and closes nicely, there are age related cracks on the Shell and is only mentioned for accuracy, and in no way detracts from the Beauty of this Solid Silver Scottish Tiger Cowrie Shell Snuff Box, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to B Milnes Father 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:
4.5 cm
Width:
8 cm
Depth:
4.9 cm

declaration

All Things Antique has clarified that the Rare Georgian Solid Silver Mounted Scottish Tiger Cowrie Shell Snuff Box (LA314949) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1820

condition

there are age related cracks on the Shell and is only mentioned for accuracy, and in no way detracts from the Beauty of this Solid Silver Scottish Tiger Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

additional info

Material:
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Origin:
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Artisan:
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Date of Manufacture:
c1820

delivery

£5 uk £10 international tracked

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