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Cowrie Shell & Silver Snuff Box

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A Georgian, silver mounted cowrie shell snuff box, the hinged lid finely engraved with a family crest of an arm and fist clutching a dagger, probably that of a Scottish clan, beneath which is engraved in script the owner's initials, 'RW'.

The silver marked to the inside of the lid with three castles for the Assay Office of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the head of George III, and TW, probably for the silversmith Thomas Watson working from The Side, Newcastle.

English/Scottish circa 1800.

3 in x 2 in x 1 5/8 in  

 

Item Code: 4925

£ 650

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