George IV Silver High Relief Snuff Box - Trial of Queen Katherine of Aragon

Thomas Shaw, Birmingham 1827
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An extremely fine quality George IV silver Snuff Box of shaped rectangular form with engine turned base, the sides and thumb-piece with deeply chased and embossed foliate decoration, the lid inset with a high relief plaque depicting a scene from Shakespeare's Henry VIII - The Trial of Queen Katherine of Aragon, after a painting by George Henry Harlow. The base with rectangular cartouche engraved a contemporary inscription. Silver gilt interior.

By Thomas Shaw, Birmingham, 1827

Sold - £3,250.00

Condition
In exceptionally fine crisp condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
26mm (1.02 inches)
W
88mm (3.46 inches)
D
65mm (2.56 inches)
Weight
189.00 Grams (6.08 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
TRS130414
Medium
Silver
Literature
Steppes Hill Farm Antiques Newsletter - No 33 May 2014.

See: Silver boxes by Eric Delieb, page 127, fig 203 for a similar example.