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An unusual Scottish agate, silver cowrie snuff box. c.1800


Code: 5563-053


H: 4cm (1.6")D: 5.5cm (2.2")L: 7cm (2.8")

A very unusual Scottish silver and agate based Cowrie shell. The silver base has intricate engraving around the edge. The interior silver is gilded. The 5 part hinge is tight and the lid snaps closed well. The agate and the shell are in excellent condition. This is a very good example of a cowrie shell snuff box.

WEIGHT; 66grams or 2.2ozst