Early GEORGE III Circular Snuff Box. Circa 1760s.

Early GEORGE III Circular Snuff Box. Circa 1760s.


Charming early GEORGE III circular snuff box with pull off lid indented with Old Sheffield Plate images.
Unmarked. Probably made in Birmingham. Circa 1760s.

The lid is made of tortoiseshell inlaid with delightful Old Sheffield Plate images of Aesops Fable of the Fox and the Crane. The sides of the lid are also covered in Old Sheffield Plate. The sides of the base are covered in die stamped Old Sheffield Plate with floral and leaf decoration, while the base is made of pressed horn.
For similar examples see Crosskey. G., Old Sheffield Plate, Treffry Publishing 2011, page 205.

Due to the stringent regulations in relation to exporting pieces that are made with or contain sensitive materials, such as ivory and tortoiseshell, we are only willing to offer these items for sale within the United Kingdom.

Diameter: 2 inches (5cm)


c 1755 - 1765


Old Sheffield Plate, tortoiseshell, horn.




Excellent apart from a minute piece of OSP missing from the decorative crescent above the dragonfly.