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A VICTORIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
A VICTORIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
A VICTORIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
A VICTORIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
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A VICTORIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX

BY JOHN LINNIT, LONDON, 1840, MARKED WITH THE ENGLISH POST-1798 STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD

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A VICTORIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY JOHN LINNIT, LONDON, 1840, MARKED WITH THE ENGLISH POST-1798 STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD
rectangular with slightly incurving edges, the cover, sides and base chased with Rococo scrolls and foliage, flowers and panels of trelliswork and scalework on a matted ground, the front panel with vacant shield
3¼ in. (84 mm.) wide
5 oz. 8 dwt. (168 g.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Glasgow, 13 May 1993, lot 574.

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This box is probably by John Linnit senior, his son John Linnit junior having departed from his father's workshop in 1840 to join Isaac Denning trading as Denning & Co. Jonh Linnit entered his first mark in 1809 but his business really flourished during the 1820s until about 1855 and is especially known for the production of gold and silver boxes.

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