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An important George IV silver gilt Snuff Box made in London in 1825 by John Linnit.


The box is cast and rectangular in form. The sides, base and cover are decorated with crisp engine turned engraving and also display a cast outer border of foliate motifs and flower heads. The centre of the cover displays a raised rectangular panel of a horse racing scene first past the post, a very rare and desirable subject matter. The interior gilding is exceptional and is engraved with the number 174, which was most probably an inventory number for a large collection. John Linnit was an exceptional maker, known for his Pedlar Boxes, who had workshops at 9 Craven Buildings, Drury Lane, when this piece was made.

Length: 3.5 inches, 8.75cm

Width: 2.1 inches, 5.25cm

Height: 0.75 inches, 1.88cm