London, South Kensington
7 - 8 July 2010
A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SNUFF-BOX
MARK OF JOHN JONES III, LONDON, 1825
Rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover applied with a repoussé chased scene classical battle scene, the sides and base engine-turned with bright-cut diaper pattern, slightly raised incorporated thumbpiece chased with foliage and blossoms
3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide
4 7/8 oz. (138 gr.)
Charles Robert, 6th Earl Spencer (1857-1922), who brought it to Althorp in 1911.
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Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer (1892-1975), Catalogue of Snuff Boxes at Althorp, 1937, no. 76.
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