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Exhibit № 46. Anonymous English, Circa 1795

Exhibit № 46. Anonymous English, Circa 1795

A George III oval horn snuff box inset with the royal coat of arms

£500


Height

3⅛ inches (80 mm) long, 2⅜ inches (60 mm) wide

Case

The oval box of moulded cow horn with a convex lid and flat base. The lid inset with a pierced and engraved white metal coat of arms; a lion and unicorn flanking, surmounted by the royal crown, the garter inscribed Honi soit qui mal y pense. The arms: in quarters 1 and 4, England and Scotland impaled; in quarter 2, France; in quarter 3, Ireland; in escutcheon, Hanover (the Westphalian horse).

Provenance

RA Lee Collection;
Sotheby’s, 28th November 2001, lot 81, sold for £500;
John C Taylor Collection, inventory no.3025

This coat of arms, for George III, was in use until 1801, when the King finally abandoned his ancestors’ ancient claim to the French throne, as France had become a republic.

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Product Description

This coat of arms, for George III, was in use until 1801, when the King finally abandoned his ancestors’ ancient claim to the French throne, as France had become a republic.

Additional information

Dimensions 5827373 cm