A South Staffordshire enamel mourning snuff box, circa 1760
Lot 98
A South Staffordshire enamel mourning snuff box, circa 1760
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,469) inc. premium

Lot Details
A South Staffordshire enamel mourning snuff box, circa 1760
Of rectangular shape with tooled metal mounts, the cover with a black print depicting the tomb of George II inscribed 'George the 2 of Glorious ...' surmounted by obelisk with portrait of the dead king, on the left a weeping nation consoled by George III, winged Time with a scythe behind him, the sides with trophies, the edges painted in black, 8.1cm wide (some restoration)

Footnotes

  • George II (1683-1760) was succeeded on the throne by his grandson George III and was buried in Westminster Abbey. His wife, Caroline of Ansbach, had died in 1737 and George II left instructions for the sides of his and his wife's coffins to be removed so that their remains could mingle
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