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1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne

1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne
1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne

1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne

A VERY INTERESTING SNUFF BOX WITH POSSIBLY A HUGE HISTORY. FIRSTLY IT IS SOLID SILVER HALLMARKED FOR 1809 BIRMINGHAM BY JOHN SHAW.

SET IN THE LID IS A QUEEN ANNE SOLID 22 GOLD FULL (25 mm DIAMETER) GUINEA DATED 1713. IT IS INSCRIBED WITH THE NAME "HENRY CARDWELL JUNIOR" NOT ONLY ON THE SILVER BOX BUT ACROSS THE GUINEA TOO.

THIS CAME BACK RECENTLY FROM AUSTRALIA WHERE I'M ASSURED IT HAS SPENT MOST OF IT'S LIFE. I HAVE DONE A BIT OF RESEARCH AND ALTHOUGH DIFFICULT, THERE IS A DEFINITE CONNECTION WITH CARDWELL AND AUSTRALIA. THERE IS A TOWN NAMED AFTER A VISCOUNT EDWARD CARDWELL 1813 - 1886 A PROMINANT BRITISH POLITICIAN. VISCOUNT CARDWELL'S FATHER WAS JOHN HENRY CARDWELL A MERCHANT IN LIVERPOOL.

THIS SNUFF OBVIOUSLY BELONGED TO A WEALTHY MAN. WHO ELSE COULD AFFORD TO HAVE A GOLD GUINEA SET IN A SNUFF BOX FOR DECORATION? ESPECIALLY A COIN THAT WAS ALREADY A HUNDRED YEARS OLD THEN? THE BOX HAS HAD A LOT OF USE AND THAT'S GREAT!

IT SHOWS THAT THIS WAS A LOVED PIECE THAT TRAVELLED EVERYWHERE WITH THE OWNER, HELD, RUBBED, VALUED.... SURFACE WEAR, SMALL MARKS, LITTLE DENTS ETC ALL PART OF BEING A WONDERFUL ANTIQUE. IT MEASURES 6.3 CM LONG, 3.3 CM WIDE AND SITS 1.7 CM HIGH APPROXIMATELY. IT WEIGHS 44.8 GRAMS IN TOTAL. THE GOLD GUINEA IS 22 CARAT GOLD, IT'S WORN BUT WHEN IT WAS NEW IT WOULD HAVE WEIGHED 8.3 GRAMS SO THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL VALUE IN THAT ALONE.

PLEASE LOOK THROUGH ALL THE PHOTOS AS THEY DO FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. The item "1809 GEORGE III SILVER SNUFF BOX SET WITH 22CT GOLD FULL GUINEA 1713 QUEEN ANNE" is in sale since Sunday, July 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "gibboak" and is located in SUFFOLK. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Product: Boxes
  • Age: 1800-1849
  • Composition: Solid Silver
  • Maker: JOHN SHAW


1809 George III Silver Snuff Box Set With 22ct Gold Full Guinea 1713 Queen Anne