England, c1720-30, Unmarked





The oval body and cover finely and intricately engraved with acanthus leaves and shells on a hatched ground, the front centering a vacant shield-form cartouche below the thumb-lift, the backside an elaborate shell beneath the hinge, the cover and base each inset with heavy oval polished agate panels


Condition : Excellent; the hinge in good order; natural inclusions to the stones;

no evidence of previous monogram or removal to the small cartouche


Note : There are two sizes for snuff boxes :

a smaller version for carrying on the person, usually in a small pocket inside the waistcoat

to keep the tobacco next to the body for warmth and aroma;

and a larger version passed around the table at gatherings or after meals.

Please see the image below.


6.4 oz Total Weight


4" Wide x 2-3/4” Deep x 1-3/8” High






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Also See :


George II Silver & Cappuccion Agate Snuff Box, c1752, John Carman II George I / II Agate-Mounted Silver Snuff Box, Probably English, c1720-30 George I / II Silver & Agate Table Snuff / Tobacco Box, c1720-30


George I / II Agate-Mounted Silver Snuff Box

Probably English, c1720-30

2.8" long / 1.5 oz

George I / II Silver & Agate Table Snuff Box

England, c1730-40, Unmarked

4" Wide x 2-3/4” Deep x 1-3/8” High

6.5 Total oz.

George II Silver & Cappuccino Agate Rococo Engraved Snuff Box

John Carman II, London, c1752

2.75in. Wide / Overall Weight 1.8 oz.



Also See :



Little Boxes, Little Boxes...    

On a Tabletop...    

None the Same!     



For SNUFF SPOONS, click image below :





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George I / II Silver & Agate Table Snuff or Tobacco Box, English, c1720-30, unmarked