27 November 2007
A GEORGE III VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY PETER DELAUNEY (fl. 1789-1824), MARKED, WITH THE ENGLISH DUTY MARK FOR GOLD, 1798-1821, THE LONDON ASSAY OFFICE MARK 1756-1821, THE LONDON DATE LETTER G FOR 1802/03, THE POST-1798 ENGLISH STANDARD MARK FOR 18-CARAT GOLD, THE ENGLISH STANDARD MARK FOR 18-CARAT GOLD 1798-1974
rectangular with rounded corners, the cover, sides and base engine-turned with a zig-zag pattern, within two-colour gold band of chased quatrefoils, leaves and pellets on a sablé ground
3½ in. (88 mm.) wide
4 5/8 oz. (134 gr.)
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