London, South Kensington
7 - 8 July 2010
A REGENCY SILVER FILIGREE MOUNTED BIBELOT
PROBABLY LONDON, CIRCA 1812
Square filigree book-cover with hinged fastener, all over decorated with spiralling foliage between silver foliate tracery, the interior fitted with the London Almanack [sic] for 1812
1 3/8 in. (34 mm.) wide
According to the 7th Earl's inventory, the gift of Mrs. Fitzherbert (1756-1837) to the child of her adopted daughter, Lady Blanche Haygarth. She gave it to Charles Robert, 6th Earl Spencer (1857-1922) in 1913.
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Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer (1892-1975), Catalogue of Snuff Boxes at Althorp, 1937, no. 175.
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