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    Sale 5266

    Portrait Miniatures, Objects of Vertu, Silver & Russian Works of Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1864

    AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN METALWARE STAMP BOX

    MAKER'S MARK A MONOGRAM, PROBABLY CIRCA 1930

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN METALWARE STAMP BOX
    MAKER'S MARK A MONOGRAM, PROBABLY CIRCA 1930
    The cover enamelled with a pheasant within undergrowth & signed "Jacob Bates Abbott", gilt interior with a cylindrical fitting on one side to take a roll of stamps, the other side with a similar fitting half the size & open at top (perhaps to hold a dampener?), two slots at front through which the stamps are rolled, initialled to front "C.F.R.", 4 in. long (10 cm.); ALSO an English silver pot pourri box by Nathan & Hayes, Chester, 1913, retailed by Asprey, 8.75 oz. (2)


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    Post Lot Text

    Jacob Bates Abbott, born in Massachussetts, was a famous American cartoonist, illustrator & watercolour artist.