Exceptionally rare silver mounted Cowrie Shell Snuff Box. With a Mother of Pearl tablet in the lid. No hallmarks, but I would date it to around 1800.
No scratches or dents to the silver. A couple of tiny marks to the Mother of Pearl as can be seen in photos.
Inscribed Archibald Wallace in period script. Length 6.7cm, width 5.2cm, height 3.2cm. The total weight is 71.6g. I have never before seen one of these boxes with a MOP insert.Will send worldwide, please ask for a quote. The item "Scottish Provincial Silver. Silver mounted Cowrie Shell Snuff Box. 1800" is in sale since Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "hiflytackle2012" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.