A George IV sterling silver snuff box, London 1828 by Edward Edwards II
Of oblong form with chased rims, the lid with a central vacant circular cartouche, otherwise with engine turned decoration. Gilt interior, interior engraved to the lid with a presentation inscription reading “A trifling mark of esteem from Colin Mackenzie of Mount Gerald to Jas Wishart Esqr MD 1828”. Fully marked to base, part-marked to lid.
Length – 10.2 cm / 4 inches
Weight – 122 grams / 3.92 ozt
Colin MacKenzie 5th of Mountgerald (1802-37) son of Colin Mackenzie, senior (d.1824) and Emilia Fraser (1771-1828), died in Jamaica where by his inscription in the Cathedral at Spanish Town 'Sacred to the memory of COLIN MACKENZIE, Esquire, of Mount Gerald, Ross Shire, North Britain, and of Spanish Town in this Island, who departed this life on the 1st December 1837 aged 35 years. The honourable conduct the kind disposition and the amiable manners which distinguished this gentleman through life endeared him to many friends in this Island who have erected this monument to his memory as a testimony of their regard and esteem.'
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