Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Gold snuffbox with a dedicatory inscription

    Gold snuffbox with a dedicatory inscription

    Great Britain, London

    1828

    John Linnit

    Gold; engraving, chasing, guilloche

    2 х 8.5 х 6 cm, 189 grammes

    Master's mark "J.L.", mark of London 1928; gold alloy "18", "n" in hexagon

    Gold rectangular snuffbox with rounded corners, with a hinged lid, gold thumb ramp in the form of a relief floral ornament. Gold square plaque with the engraved image of a lion’s head looking to the left is on the lid. The case is covered with guilloched wavy ornament. A dedicatory inscription is engraved on the lid inner side: "Captain Meredith Brown, late Paymaster OF THE 23rd OR R.W. FUSILIERS from his brother Officers as a Testimonial of THEIR AFFECTION AND ESTEEM for his public conduct and private worth".

    Top interior lid engraved with inscription "Tо Captain Meredith Brown, late Paymaster OF THE 23rd OR R.W. FUSILIERS from his brother Officers as a Testimonial of THEIR AFFECTION AND ESTEEM for his public conduct and private worth".

    Инв.3571/ДПИ