Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Gold snuffbox

    Gold snuffbox

    Great Britain, London


    Charles Rawlings & William Summers

    Gold; embossing, engraving

    2.3 x 8.4 x 5 cm, 175 gr

    Maker's mark "CR / WS" gold alloy "18"; "L" in hexagon, female profile in hexagon, a crown in hexagon

    English Victorian rectangular gold snuffbox, with rounded corners, with the top, side and bottom profusely chased and engraved. Decorated with large trailing foliage scrolls the top centre engraved with a cartouche coat of arms depicting the arms of Gilman as borne by the Gilman family of Clonteadmore, co. Cork, probably for Herbert Gillman of Clonteadmore (1791-1878), the side front with a protruding shaped thumb ramp.