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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 42

    A LATE 17TH CENTURY SILVER OVAL SPICE BOX,

    MARK OF WF CROWNED, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1685/90,

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LATE 17TH CENTURY SILVER OVAL SPICE BOX,
    MARK OF WF CROWNED, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1685/90,
    Maker's mark only struck once inside body, squeeze-action opening by means of an oval boss on either side, engraved with a putto amidst scrolling foliage on cover, the foliage repeated to base & a band of foliate lozenges around sides, 2 1/8 in. long (5.4 cm.), ALSO a late 17th century silver-mounted tortoiseshell snuff box, unmarked, circa 1685, with pinned-on acanthus leaf lappets bordering cover & base, push-button opening at front, 3 5/8 in. long (9.2 cm.). (2)


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