George I silver snuff box, James Overing, London 1716

George I silver snuff box, James Overing, London 1716

Code: 6085-056

Dimensions:

W: 5.5cm (2.2")H: 1.5cm (0.6")L: 8cm (3.1")

£1,495.00 Approx $2056.4, €1750.59
 

An exceptionally rare George I silver snuff box. Made in London in 1716 by James Overing, a very scarce maker. The box is simply made with a stand away hinge. There are a full set of hallmarks and no damage or repairs. This is by far the earliest snuff box I have had and is the successor to the Queen Anne style tobacco boxes. A great addition to any collection and about as early as you will get in snuff boxes.

WEIGHT; 51grams or 1.7ozst.