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RARE QUEEN ANNE / GEORGE I BLONDE TORTOISESHELL & SILVER SNUFF BOX

John Obrisset (signed), England, c1714-1720

 

 

The oval silver mounted tortoiseshell snuff box with hinged cover, the lid pressed with a portrait of Queen Anne in relief, signed "OB"( John Obrisset); the sides and base silver; the hinge stand-away and interior gilt,;

the silver illegibly marked to the base interior;

radiant color when light reflects from the gilt through the translucent tortoise

 

(Probably after a model by John Croker (1670-1741), impressed about 1707 to commemorate the political union that year of Scotland and England)

 

Note:

A similar Obrisset box of Queen Anne in darker tortoiseshell has been sold in this gallery.  For related information :

John Obrisset And His Work In Horn And Tortoiseshell 1705-1728, Philip A.S. Phillips

  

Ref : An Obrisset example in blonde tortoiseshell depicting Charles I (after the medal by Rottiers) is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert, London, as shown below, Museum no. M.364-1921.

A medallion of Queen Anne, also by Obrisset, is also in the collection of the V&A,

Museum no. A.17-1924

 

(John Obrisset was considered the premier maker of horn and tortoise boxes.

He  was the son of an ivory carver who emigrated to London from Dieppe, France with the Restoration.

He was not recorded as a member of any of the guilds, but his name (usually monogrammed OB)

appears on many horn and tortoiseshell boxes of the late 17th and early 18th century.

Obrisset specialized in portraits of English Monarchs from Charles I to George II, among other topics,

as mythology and four variants of a box with the name and Arms of Sir Francis Drake executed in 1712.)

 

Condition: Very good with normal wear (several small minor dings to silver base and mounts);

hinge in good order; tight closure;

 

3" Long x 2.25" Deep x .75" High

 

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Charles I, John Obrisset, Victoria & Albert, London, Museum no. M.364-1921

 

 

 

 

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Rare Queen Anne / George I John Obrisset  Blonde Tortoiseshell & Silver Snuff Box, Portrait Queen Anne