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Scottish Snuff Box

Elegant Silver-Mounted Snuff Box in Figured Kingwood. The gently arched oval top set with a silver plaque engraved with owner's cypher: "GJR". The rim with ovolo moulding & thumbnail catch closing on a lower silver rim with reeded bottom edge. The inverted baluster body fitting nicely into the hand, a subtle edged reed to aid handling. See similar forms in Corbeiller "European & American Snuff Boxes", ills. 650,651,652.

H: 2 1/2"
Scotland, c. 1750

Inventory #534

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