10 - 11 June 2010,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A CHARLES II BOXWOOD SNUFF BOX
Carved in high relief with the Royal Arms, the reverse with chained rampant lion and initialled 'IP'
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) wide
And a boxwood pipe tamper formed as a figure seated on a memento mori skull holding a sand-glass, circa 1680 - 2¾ in. (7 cm.) high (3)
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A similar snuff box is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and illustrated in P.C.L. Desborough, 'Old Wooden Tobacco Boxes,' The Connoisseur, January-June 1938, fig. VI., p. 254.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
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