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GEORGE I TORTOISESHELL, SILVER & ABALONE SNUFF BOX

John Obrisset, England, c1725

 

 

 

 

    

 

The oval box with an impressed tortoiseshell cover depicting the drunken Silenes astride a donkey

accompanied by youths, dancing nymphs and fairies with amorini above, with a mother of pearl base,

unmarked silver mounts, the cover plaque by John Obrisset c.1725

 

Condition:  overall good, with small losses and bends to silver, appropriate to age and usage

 

  Provenance: Private Collection, England

 

For related information, see John Obrisset and His work in Horn & Tortoiseshell, Philip A.S. Phillips

 

3.5” wide

 

SOLD

#5404

 

 

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depicting Charles I

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Snuff Box, Obrisset

Queen Anne / George I Pressed Horn Tobacco Box,  John Obrisset, c1712,   Charles I

 

 

 

 

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George I Tortoiseshell, Silver & Abalone Snuff Box, John Obrisset, England, c1725, depicting the Silenes