A George II silver snuff box, London circa 1731 by George Morland (this mark reg. 6th Sep 1731)
Oval cartouche form with hinged lid engraved with a scallop shell, a lattice work lozenge and foliate scrolls. The side under hinge engraved with initials S over TE in Roman script. Maker's mark only to interior (Grimwade 847)/
Length – 6.9 cm / 2.45 inches
Weight – 37 grams / 1.19 ozt
When this mark was registered, his address was given a “living at Mr James Stone in Maiden Lane”. James Stone was a specialist salt maker apprenticed to James Roode, who also apprenticed Edward Wood.
Estimated at £800 - £1,200