10 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 4,000
A GEORGE III IRISH SILVER-GILT DOUBLE SNUFF-BOX
MAKER'S MARK ER INCUSE, DUBLIN, 1799
Oblong and with canted corners, the hinged cover engraved with an inscription, marked inside, inside cover and near rim
3½ in. (9 cm.) wide
5 oz. (143 gr.)
The inscription reads '2nd F Lt Dragoons March 17th 1799 The Humble Gift of The Non Comd Offices & Privates of his Loyal Faithfull and attached Troop to Their best Friend and beloved Captain John Thos Monsell A Trifling but Sincere Token of Their Respect for him as an Officer and Heartfelt Gratitute for his unremitting Attention Lenity and Generosity to them & their families'
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