A George III sterling silver snuff box, London 1802 by W? probably William Edwards or Ellerby
Of compressed elliptical form, the flush lid with plain simple thumbpiece. The body with bright cut engraved basket weave pattern. Gilt interior. Fully marked to base the lid with lion passant.
Length – 8.9 cm / 3.5 inches
Weight – 71 grams / 2.28 ozt
Provenance: sold Christie’s The Collections of Walter Lees and Mr N.C., 16 July 2010, lot 89 (£1,188 incl. premium)
Sold for £500
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