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ROYAL. An important George III 18ct Two Colour Gold Royal Presentation Snuff Box made in London in 1812 by Linnit & Atkinson.


The Snuff Box is broad rectangular in form, with incuse engine turned sides and base. The box is made of two colour 18ct Gold and the cover displays a beautiful raised border of roses and trailing foliate motifs, surrounding an engine turned panel. The centre of the cover displays a rectangular cartouche engraved with VR for Victoria Regina, with the Sovereigns Crown above. The interior is very well marked and the underside of the cover is engraved with the inscription:

Donne par la Reine dAngleterre

a M. Rolland


Given by the Queen of England

to Mr Rolland


The box is all contained within a velvet and silk lined case from the World famous silver and jewellery dealers S.J. Phillips.

It would appear that this box was given by the Queen when she visited France in 1845 to Monsieur Rolland, who was a butcher who had provided her with most excellent beef. The box was featured in the Daily Telegraph on 5th June, 1951, as it was offered for sale then at the Grosvenor House Fair, which was opened by our Queen, then Princess Elizabeth. A copy of the original carticle is shown on the attachment.

Length: 3 inches, 7.5cm.

Width: 2.1 inches, 5.25cm.

Height: 0.9 inches, 2.25cm.

Weight: 4.1oz.