Lot 917

An early 18th century silver snuff box, unmarked circa 1720, oval form, the hinged cover set with an oval silver-gilt medallion of Charles I, gilded interior, the underside with a later presentation inscription ~ To Ernest Gillick with thanks for designing the beautiful Chairman~s Cup for the Arts Club, London from William Orpen, 1929~ length 7.4cm, approx. weight 1.6oz. Ernest Gillick RA (1874-1951) was the British sculptor and Sir William Orpen KBE, RA, RHA (1878-1931) was the Irish artist.