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George III Sterling Silver Snuffbox

Auction:
3115B
Lot:
26
Sold for:
$1,169$950

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3115B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

George III Sterling Silver Snuffbox, Chester, 1789-90, maker's mark "GW," with an applied cartouche with engraved armorial and engraved inscription to lid, lg. 4 1/8 in., approx. 6.9 troy oz.
Estimate $200-400

Wear/ halo around footrim to underside (sloppy silver joints to corresponding interior, appears to be in the manufacture- see images). Otherwise in good overall condition with only light surface wear.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Chester, Household silver, Maker's Mark, Silver, Sterling silver, Troy weight

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