• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5659

    Christie's Interiors

    12 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 58

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT SNUFF BOX

    MARK OF JOSEPH WILLMORE, BIRMINGHAM, 1812

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT SNUFF BOX
    MARK OF JOSEPH WILLMORE, BIRMINGHAM, 1812
    Cover chased in low relief with Achilles' quarrel with Agamemnon, oak leaf border & reeded sides & base, a smaller engraved snuff box by Cocks & Bettridge, Birmingham, 1814, an engine-turned vinaigrette with raised floral border by Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham, 1836 & a handbag vinaigrette inscribed Forget Me Not by Gervase Wheeler, Birmingham, 1837
    First box 2¾ in. long (7.2 cm.)
    4.75 oz. (132 gm.) (4)


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