Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gifts of Grandeur: Queen Mary's Snuffbox, 1780

Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Made in France in 1780, this snuff box of gold and enamel depicts a scene of an allegory of Peace. The box was a birthday gift from King George V in 1934. During the early 1930’s Queen Mary amassed a huge collection of antique snuffboxes, and was, no doubt, thrilled with the gift.

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