25 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,750
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A WILLIAM IV SILVER-GILT SEAL-BOX
MARK OF JOHN BRIDGE, LONDON, 1830
Circular, the hinged cover chased with the Royal arms, with an oak leaf and acorn border, marked on body and inside cover
6¾ in. (17 cm.) diam.
19 oz. (590 gr.)
The Royal arms are those of King William IV (r.1830-1837).
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