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”.