An oval gold-mounted jasper snuff box probably late 17th Century.

An oval gold-mounted jasper snuff box with a detachable cover. The cover and base are finely carved with scrolling acanthus and berries and the contemporary English gold mount is engraved with scrolling foliage on a hatched ground. The box is gold-lined and the interior of the lid is engraved with the crowned cypher of William III.  It is 8.5cm wide.

A label inside the box is inscribed: ‘This very fine jasper Box once the property of His Majesty George the First’.



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