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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    A GEORGE IV GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFFBOX

    MARK OF JOHN LINNIT, LONDON, 1828

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE IV GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFFBOX
    MARK OF JOHN LINNIT, LONDON, 1828
    Rectangular, the cover, base, and sides with engine-turned ground, the cover centering a reserve engraved with a crest and with a foliate scroll thumbpiece, the cover engraved inside with the inscription "TO Captain Meredith Brown, late Paymaster OF THE 23rd OR R.W. FUSILIERS from his brother Officers as a Testimonial of THEIR AFFECTION AND ESTEEM for his public conduct and private worth," marked on interior base and cover
    3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sinatra,
    Sold Christie's, New York, 1 December 1995, lot 24


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTION