10 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
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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