A Gold Mounted Porphyry Snuff Box

A Gold Mounted Porphyry Snuff Box

Gold & Porphyry
George II
Probably London, circa 1750-60

Diameter: 7.2 cm, 2 7/8 in.




 

Circular box of green porphyry mounted à jour within reeded gold borders, with waisted sides and carved radiating fluting, the domed cover centred by a rosette, slightly raised scroll thumbpiece.

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