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George III Silver Pill Box

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Stock: 8664

Date: 1799

Maker: Samuel Pemberton

Country: England

A very pretty little box with a hinged lid and oval shape. Having bright cut engraving all over and a...

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Description

Description

A very pretty little box with a hinged lid and oval shape. Having bright cut engraving all over and a large cartouche to the top centre inscribed “Arthur B Cobb” in old fashioned script. Weight 7 grams. Measures 3.5 x 2.3 cms. Height 0.6 cm. Birmingham 1799. Maker Samuel Pemberton.

Condition

This little box is in good condition with no damage or restoration. Sharp engraving. Fully stamped with clear English silver hallmarks inside the top and base. The interior has some dark staining. The is a little dink on the underside. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: Samuel Pemberton

Samuel Pemberton, a jeweller and toymaker from Snow Hill, Birmingham, registered several silver marks at Birmingham Assay Office between 1773 and 1801. His son Samuel Pemberton (1738-1803) was a Guardian of the Assay Office in 1793. Other Pembertons participated in the silver trade including another Samuel Pemberton and Thomas Pemberton. They were in partnership with Roger Mitchell from c.1812 to 1821. Thomas Pemberton was a Guardian of the Assay Office from 1824 until 1830

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