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    Sale 2039

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu

    23 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT SNUFF BOX

    MARK OF JOHN MERRY, LONDON, 1809

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT SNUFF BOX
    MARK OF JOHN MERRY, LONDON, 1809
    Oblong, the base and sides chased with basketweave, the cover with a scene of a soldier's farewell, the cover with presentation inscription Present to Julian Leroy White Esqre on his attaining his Majority a small token of friendship from J. H F 26th March 1874; marked on box and cover bezel
    2 7/8 in. (75 mm.) long


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    Another box depicting the same scene, also 1809, by Joseph Ash was sold Christie's, New York, 18 October 1995, lot 125.

    Provenance

    Provenance: Christie's, New York, 18 October 1994, lot 215


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY