Lot 913

A George II silver table snuff box, by Gundry Roode, London 1731, modelled as a book, the ribbed spine engraved with formal motifs, the hinged cover with a later armorial within a Rococo cartouche, the reverse side with a crest, length 11.4cm, approx. weight 7.9oz. The later arms are those of Sebright, probably for Edward Amherst Sebright, third son of Sir John Sebright, 6th Bt.of Beechwood. During the Peninsular War he commanded 2/1st Foot Guards from March 10- April 1811. Provenance: The Lion Collection, entry number 134. Illustrated and written up in Culme, J., British Silver Boxes,1640-1840, The Lion Collection, The Antique Collectors~ Club, 2015, page 132. Bonhams, London 25 November 2004, lot 294, Alastair Dickenson Ltd.