14 June 2006
AN ENGLISH OR DUTCH SILVER-MOUNTED COWRIE SHELL SNUFF-BOX
CIRCA 1740, MAKER'S MARK E.H
The hinged cover engraved with a hunting scene, later engraved inside with initial 'M' below a Royal Princess' coronet, marked inside
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long
The initial is that of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
Displayed in the Drawing Room of the Private Apartment of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon at Kensington Palace.
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