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    Sale 5905

    Christie's Interiors

    7 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

    A SILVER-PLATED BRASS WHIST COUNTER BOX

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-PLATED BRASS WHIST COUNTER BOX
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The pull-off cover embossed MATTHEWS ON THE GAME OF WHIST, containing 21 gaming counters containing rules and advice to the player from the 1804 publication of Matthews's Advice to the Young Whist-Player; together with a George II silver-mounted tortoiseshell swing-action magnifying glass, the cover decorated with a stylised rose
    the box, 2 in. (5.2 cm.) high; the glass, 2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm.) wide (2)


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