Newcastle Snuff Box, 1790

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Snuff Box - Navette Bright-Cut - Newcastle circa 1790 by John Langlands &amp; John Robertson - 8.8cm long; 78g - DK/3173</p>

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A very beautiful Georgian silver snuff box that has been expertly made by the foremost silversmithing partnership working from Newcastle in the 18th century - Langlands & Robertson. The box is in the typical style for the late 18th century with a navette-shape, bright-cut engraved decoration and a well made "secret" hinge. The cover is engraved with a seated stag and the interior is stamped with appropriate marks for the period - as well as the distinctive maker initials, the flat base to the lion passant mark indicate provincial manufacture. The box is in fine original condition throughout.