DRYBURGH ABBEY.  An important William IV Castle Top Snuff Box made in Birmingham in 1834 by Joseph Willmore.
DRYBURGH ABBEY.  An important William IV Castle Top Snuff Box made in Birmingham in 1834 by Joseph Willmore.
DRYBURGH ABBEY.  An important William IV Castle Top Snuff Box made in Birmingham in 1834 by Joseph Willmore.
DRYBURGH ABBEY.  An important William IV Castle Top Snuff Box made in Birmingham in 1834 by Joseph Willmore.
DRYBURGH ABBEY.  An important William IV Castle Top Snuff Box made in Birmingham in 1834 by Joseph Willmore.
DRYBURGH ABBEY.  An important William IV Castle Top Snuff Box made in Birmingham in 1834 by Joseph Willmore.
DRYBURGH ABBEY.  An important William IV Castle Top Snuff Box made in Birmingham in 1834 by Joseph Willmore.

DRYBURGH ABBEY. An important William IV Castle Top Snuff Box made in Birmingham in 1834 by Joseph Willmore.

1834 Birmingham

Offered by Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd

Sold

To browse more Decorative Antiques click here

To see more from this dealer click here

The Snuff Box is broad rectangular in form with a cast floral and foliate border on both the cover and base. The sides and base are decorated with engine turning and the centre of the base is engraved with "J. Pitcher, the gift of Mr Holman", on a rectangular disc cartouche. The interior is finely gilded and displays crisp marks and the cover shows a finely detailed view of Dryburgh Abbey in high relief. The cover also displays the title of the scene in the bottom left hand corner, which is rarely seen on snuff boxes with views on the cover.

Dryburgh is a ruined abbey beside the river Tweed between Melrose and Kelso. It is smaller than the nearby abbeys at Jedburgh, Kelso and Melrose. The abbey was established by the Premonstratensian Order in 1150. Sir Walter Scott, the novelist,was buried here on 26th September, 1832, beside some of his ancestors and his wife, who had pre-deceased him in 1826. The quality of this box is outstanding and it is most unusual and very rare to see this view on a Snuff Box.

Length: 2.75 inches, 6.88cm
Width: 1.75 inches, 4.38cm.
Depth: 0.9 inches, 2.25 cm.
Require more information about this item?
Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd

Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd
12 The Old Power Station
121 Mortlake High Street
London
SW14 8SN
England

Contact Details
+44 (0)20-8876 5777
-
+44 (0)7769 645559
-
Email Dealer More Contact Details
Opening Hours
Contacts
View Dealer Location
Member Since 2008
Members of
View Full Details

Browse More Items From Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd

View Dealer's Gallery