A George IV Scottish Volunteer Regiment silver Snuffbox.
A Scottish Snuffbox, circa 1830, struck with maker’s marks only for A.G. Wighton, Edinburgh. The lid of the box is engraved: ‘The Grenadier Compy. 4th Regt. N.B. Militia to Lieut D. Morison as a Testimony of their Esteem 27th April 1802.’ The date of the inscription is curious – perhaps the lid panel was made for another [earlier] box or this box was made in its entirety to replace an earlier box. The condition of the box, by a silversmith who made a number of high quality boxes in the 1830’s and 1840’s, suggests that it has not been altered in any way.
Good with minor staining to the silver surface on the engine-turned base.
Width – 6.30 cm.; Depth – 4.30 cm.; Height – 1.50 cm.; Weight – 85.90 gms.