13 - 14 June 2002
A GEORGE IV GOLD-LINED COMPOSITION SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A PORTRAIT MINIATURE
circa 1825-1830, the miniature from the circle of Andrew Robertson (1777-1845)
Rectangular black composition box with rounded corners and concave sides, the cover centred by a glazed oval miniature depicting a young gentleman with curly brown hair, facing left in dark cloak and open white shirt, within a gold mount set with half-pearls, the interior gold-lined, dye-stamped foliate gold rims and scrolling foliate shell gold thumbpiece
3 3/16 in. (81 mm.) wide
Beriah Botfield, Esq. (1807-1863), Norton Hall, Daventry, Northamptonshire, and by whom bequeathed to the Thynne family.
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