17 November 2009
A GEORGE III SILVER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL SNUFF-BOX
MARK OF JOSEPH TAYLOR, BIRMINGHAM, 1818
Oblong, the hinged cover set with an oval mother-of-pearl plaque, piqué applied with Masonic symbols within foliage and flowers, the base engraved with an inscription, marked inside and inside cover
3¼ in. (8.5 cm.) wide
The inscription reads 'The Brethren of the Friendly Lodge No 521 To Bror Geo. Woodcock Father of the Lodge at Barnsley AL 5818. AD 1818'
with Michael Poynder (Antiques) Ltd., October 1964.
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