Juke’s question about; RG
London maker, unregistered mark made me look again at one of my snuff boxes with the London makers’ mark RC
George II cartouche shaped rococo silver snuff box, makers’ mark RC London.
London,1744, the lid with an inserted repoussÃ© / chased plaque of Venus reclining on a shell within a scroll surround, the base with oval reserve engraved with a large contemporary bird crest, gilt interior. Provenance with Christie's London(2008)
Sizes are: 7 cm / 2.76 inch wide, 5.5 cm / 2.17 inch deep, 2.4 cm / 0.95 inch high. Weight 68 grams / 2.4 ounces
With reference to the RC mark, I have consulted A.G. Grimwade’s book entitled London goldsmiths 1697-1837 their marks & lives (London, Faber & Faber, 1990, 3rd revised edition) and have also sought the advice of the Librarian. There is an RC mark in the unregistered marks section (no. 3767) of Grimwade’s publication which looks similar to that on my snuffbox.
From left to right; Date letter i for 1744-45, Leopard's head crowned for London, RC for Robert (Albion?) Cox, Lion Passant. This mark has been tentatively attributed to Robert Cox.