20 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND BRONZE NAPOLEONIC MARTIAL TROPHY SNUFF-HOLDERS DECORATED WITH THE FLAMING GRENADE OF THE GRENADIERS
Each cast as a tree trunk topped by a plumed bear-skin helmet, the removable tops revealing a snuff-holder, with flags and hung with curved sabres and other military regalia, on naturalistic bases
14½ in. (37 cm.) high, approx. (2)
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Acquired from La Mesangère, Liège.