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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    A GEORGE II SILVER-MOUNTED LEATHER BLACKJACK

    LONDON, CIRCA 1758, WITH UNIDENTIFIED MAKER'S MARK JS IN SCRIPT WITH DEVICE ABOVE (GRIMWADE NUMBER 3684)

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    A GEORGE II SILVER-MOUNTED LEATHER BLACKJACK
    LONDON, CIRCA 1758, WITH UNIDENTIFIED MAKER'S MARK JS IN SCRIPT WITH DEVICE ABOVE (GRIMWADE NUMBER 3684)
    Inscribed 'Iames Elmy Beccles, 1758', the silver rim struck three times with maker's mark only, stamped '432' on the bottom and with a paper label inside inscribed '15082'
    5¼ in. (14 cm.) high


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    The Norwich Gazette of 1759 records the bankruptcy of James Elmy, a tanner. His house, tanning yard and summer house were auctioned at the the King's Head Inn in Beccles on 7 February 1759, the contents of his house having been sold on the 6 January. It is possible the present lot was among these effects.

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