An early George III carved treen snuff-box, dated 1763, to commemorate the Treaty of Paris
Lot 307
An early George III carved treen snuff-box, dated 1763, to commemorate the Treaty of Paris
Sold for £562 (US$ 945) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
17 Jan 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21094
Lot Details
An early George III carved treen snuff-box, dated 1763, to commemorate the Treaty of Paris
The removable lid carved with a coat of arms of a lion rampant, between lion and unicorn supporters, flanked by six flags, and above a banner carved 'AN 1763 NO', the front frieze carved with a pair of birds and an olive branch, the end friezes with roses, and the rear frieze with a pair of mythical beasts, the underside carved with a pair of birds flanking a rose and a pair of hearts, with chip-carved borders, 7cm wide x 5cm deep x 3cm high, (2.5" wide x 1.5" deep x 1" high)

Footnotes

  • The Treaty of Paris, often called the Peace of Paris, or the Treaty of 1763, was signed on 10 February 1763, by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement. It ended the Seven Years' War, and was made possible by the British victory over France and Spain, and marked the beginning of an era of British dominance outside Europe. By its terms, France ceded almost all of its territory in mainland North America, including Canada, which thereafter became a British territory.

    A similar, but undated, box, carved to the front frieze with the same motifs that decorate the underside of this box, sold these rooms, 15th September 2011, Lot 555.
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