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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 7

    A GEORGE III SILVER-MOUNTED HOOF SNUFF-BOX

    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III SILVER-MOUNTED HOOF SNUFF-BOX
    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, CIRCA 1800
    The hinged cover engraved with foliage centring a coat-of-arms, the edges chased to simulate hair
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) wide
    The arms are those of Alexander of Ahilly, co. Donegal. It is probable that the box was commissioned by Lesley Alexander (1760-1820), who was married to Anna Simpson or one of their three elder sons John Alexander (1782-1854), James Alexander (d.1861) or Lesely Alexander (1789-1852).


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE OAKWOOD COLLECTION
    (Lots 1-106)