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A George II silver soap box, Ann Craig & John Neville, London, 1740-1745
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A George II silver soap box, Ann Craig & John Neville, London, 1740-1745
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A George II silver soap box, Ann Craig & John Neville, London, 1740-1745
spherical, the cover engraved and pierced with a rococo frieze incorporating military trophies and dragons, centered by an engraved crest below a viscount's coronet, maker's mark only
10.5cm., 4 1/8in. high
381gr., 12oz. 4dwt.
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Provenance

S.J. Phillips, London, 28 March 2000

Catalogue Note

The crest is that of Anson probably for Thomas Anson (1767-1818), eldest son of George Anson, formerly Adams (1731-1789) and his wife, Mary, daughter of George Venables-Vernon, 1st Baron Vernon. Thomas Anson, who in 1794 was married at Holkham, Norfolk to Anne Margaret, daughter of Thomas William Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester of Holkham, was M.P. for Lichfield between 1789 and 1806. During the latter year he was created Viscount Anson of Shugborough and Orgrave, Staffordshire. 

The Neil & Gina Smith Collection

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