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Five Silver Pill/Snuff Boxes

Auction:
2566B
Lot:
103
Sold for:
$474$400

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2566B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 14, 2011 4:00PM

Description:

Five Silver Pill/Snuff Boxes, comprising a George IV example, London, 1820, maker's mark WE, wd. 2 3/8, and four engraved and stone-set Continental .800 boxes, two oval, a rectangular, and an octagonal, three with hardstones, and one with a faceted semiprecious stone or paste, wd. 1 3/4 to 2 in., approx. 4.3 troy oz.
Estimate $400-600

good, with minor age wear. George IV box with later monogram, and a slight base ding. Carnelian box with a few light pinpoints.

Keywords

London, George IV, Carnelian, Gemstones, Snuff, Tobacco

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