Georgian Masonic Trick Opening Snuff Box

PHIPPS & ROBINSON, LONDON 1795

   

An extremely rare and unusual 18th century silver trick opening Masonic Snuff or Patch Box, of oval form with flush hinge, the lid bright-cut engraved and set with applied Masonic symbols, including the sun, the moon, a beehive, a set square and compass etc. The Set square has to be pushed forward to unlock the interior mechanism which has three pins locating into circular metal wheels to lock the lid. The base with bright-cut engraved border and presentation inscription – “J.S to R.Banks”.

Condition In fine condition with no damage or repair.  Normal wear.
Height 58 mm (2.28 inches)
Width 33 mm (1.30 inches)
Depth 20 mm (0.79 inches)
Country England
Medium Silver

 

 

                  

               

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