Rare George III silver rectangular box, the hinged cover engraved with a plan of the battle of Talavera showing the position of the British, French and Spanish forces, the sides of the box engraved with a key to the plan, the base engraved with a crest and motto with a gilded interior 10.5cm x 7cm x 3cm London 1814 Maker Thomas Phipps, Edward Robinson and James Phipps 9.3oz
Structurally sound and good shape to the box, gilding to exterior rubbed hinge good, closes tight, two small dents to the right one in the bottom corner the other to the front of the box,(not pierced through), the engraved cartouche at the base of the box is slightly embossed outwards and slightly uneven therefore the box does not sit flat on a surface, good detail to the base decoration and side engravings, some light rubbing to top surface in the detail but still clear and the inscriptions are mostly clear. There are light surface darkening (pitting) throughout the box and scratch marks to the sides; the top lid has some very very slight indentations - not detrimental or really visible, sponsor mark slightly rubbed
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Collect from The Saleroom, York Auction Centre, Murton, York. YO19 5GF.
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