A George III silver patch box by John Thornton, Birmingham 1801; together with two vinaigrettes and five snuff boxes  (8)
Lot 19
A George III silver patch box by John Thornton, Birmingham 1801; together with two vinaigrettes and five snuff boxes (8)
Sold for £725 (US$ 973) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George III silver patch box
by John Thornton, Birmingham 1801
Hexagonal form, the hinged cover engraved with diaper-work, length 2.8cm; together with two vinaigrettes, the first a gilt example, by Edward Edwards II, London 1836, rectangular with engine-turned body and pierced grille, length 3.3cm, the second, by Nathanial Mills, Birmingham, similarly decorated with traces of gilding, length 3.3cm and five snuff boxes, four of rectangular form, the first, by Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson, London 1803, the second, by John Shaw, Birmingham 1805, initialled, the third, possibly by Thomas Shaw, Birmingham 1833, the forth, by Adolph Barsach Davis, London 1926, initialled, the final example of hexagonal form, by William Pugh, Birmingham 1807, initialled with gilt interior, length 5.5cm, weight 9.5oz. (8)
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