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George III Silver and Agate Snuff Box

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Mixed Media: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1410732
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Fine Georgian silver box set with a polished, large pillow-form banded caramel agate. The box, with rounded corners, has a deep horizontal relief design upon the sides and is gilded within. The George III box is hallmarked: Matthew Linwood, Birmingham 1811. Well-regarded as a maker of silver boxes, Linwood was born in 1756 and had a silver workshop at Great Charles Street in Birmingham. In 1811 he became guardian of the assay office. 1 3/4" W., 2 1/8" L.