RECENT ACQUISITIONS - 25th March, 2019
18th Century English exceptionally rare 18k gold snuff box, cartooche shaped, the hinged lid chased with a scene of a seated king, his guard and consul by his side, surrounded by a scroll and leaf boarder, plain base and sides, the inside of the lid is engraved with a Royal coat of arms and the motto 'quo fas et gloria ducunt' - Everywhere That Right And Glory Lead (the motto of the Royal regiment of Artillery) and 'Tria Juncta In Uno' - three joined in one (used by the Kings & Queens guards regiment), the box likely belonged to a seniour member of the Kings guards.
Hallmarked with a later French gold guarantee mark, box comes in its original fitted case.
Reference Number: A5758
19th Century German three-colour 18k gold presentation snuff box, of traditional rectangular form, the lid, sides and base engine turned within an elaborately chased floral and reeded boarders.
Hallmarked 18k (750). The lid set with the New Royal Medal of Honor or otherwise known as the General Tribute Medal. "FRIEDRICH WILHELM III - KOENIG VON PREUSSEN" - Head of Friedrich Wilhelm III to the left. At the neck the medal signature IACHTMANN F. Reverse side dipicting: The personification of Felicitas Publica sits on a throne with cornucopia and rudder to the left, on the left a crowned Prussian eagle.
Reference Number: A5740