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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 169

    A GEORGE III GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX

    BY ALEXANDER JAMES STRACHAN (FL. 1799-1850), MARKED, LONDON 1803/1804, WITH THE ENGLISH STANDARD MARK FOR 18-CARAT GOLD AND THE ENGLISH DUTY MARK FOR GOLD

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    A GEORGE III GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX
    BY ALEXANDER JAMES STRACHAN (FL. 1799-1850), MARKED, LONDON 1803/1804, WITH THE ENGLISH STANDARD MARK FOR 18-CARAT GOLD AND THE ENGLISH DUTY MARK FOR GOLD
    Rectangular box, the cover, base and sides engine-turned with a scalework pattern, framed with bands of polished gold, slightly raised thumbpiece, the inside cover engraved, 'From George Montagu and Harriet Sydney, Duke and Duchess of Manchester To their father Conway Richard Dobbs: 1853.'
    3¼ in. (83 mm.) wide
    4 5/8 oz. (132 gr.)


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    Conway Richard Dobbs (b.c. 1796) of Castle Dobbs, County Antrim, Ireland, was the father of Harriet Sydney Dobbs (1834-1907), later Duchess of Manchester.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF JAIME ORTIZ-PATINO