Lot 906

A George III silver snuff box, by Frederick Hentsche, London 1819, oblong oval section, with foliate scroll decoration, the hinged cover with a shell thumb-piece and with a glazed white portrait of William Shakespeare in profile, in a gold frame, the underside with initials, length 8.5cm, approx. weight 3.8oz. Provenance: The Lion Collection, entry number 247. Illustrated and written up in Culme, J., British Silver Boxes,1640-1840, The Lion Collection, The Antique Collectors~ Club, 2015, page 160. Illustrated in Delieb, E., Silver Boxes, Antique Collector~s Club, 2002, page.113, pl178.