The Bute snuff box by George Michael Moser

Presentation snuff-box.

Details

Medium:
Gold & enamels
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x 4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £314,171; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
S J Phillips

The cover, sides and base inset with enamel panels & containing an enamel miniature of George, Prince of Wales, later King George III. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

Presented by either George, Prince of Wales or Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales to John, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792); Bute collection.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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