John Obrisset, England, c1712





 The oval carved and pressed horn box with straight sides having a pull-off cover with a portrait of Charles I in profile,

facing right, in an oval cartouche within the inscription CAROLULS D.G. ANGLIA SCOTIA HIBERNIAE REX;

after the medal by John Roettiers (1670); signed OB above shoulder at left


Condition : Excellent; the detailing is still crisp and excellent; initials clearly visible


Provenance: The Adler Collection, London, England, bearing label to the interior


Note :

An identical box resides in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, also attributed to Obrisset


Ref :

Hawkins, Edward (1885) Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the Death of George II, London p. 346;  (comments: Ref: Vol. I, p. 346, no. 200; pl. XXX (ll) and p. 347, no. 202)


Phillips, Philip A.S. (1931) John Obrisset, London: B.T. Batsford Ltd. pp. 59-60
(comments: Ref: for other versions of the Roettiers portrait medallion pressed on horn and tortoiseshell boxes,

 see pp. 59-60 and pls. 3, 4-11, and 11-13)


Schaverien, Adele (1998) Horn, Medals and Straw, A Little Known Link, London pp. 31-2;
Source title: The Medal (1998) ; (comments: Cf. for two similar boxes belonging to the Worshipful Company of Horners,

 see pp. 31-2, figs. 1 and 2)


4" Long




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Queen Anne / George I Carved Horn Snuff Box, John Obrisset, portrait of Charles I, England c1712