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    Sale 5355

    Christie's Interiors - Oak Edition

    20 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 176

    AN ENGLISH TORTOISESHELL AND SILVER SNUFF BOX

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    AN ENGLISH TORTOISESHELL AND SILVER SNUFF BOX
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    The cover applied with a silver relief of Charles I and a silver inlaid border, the interior with silver rims and hinge and set with an oval plaque under cover engraved with an interlaced monogram and the inscription Fingito Te BACCHO ter tinctus sume. TOBACCO 1722.
    3¾ in. (8½ cm.) long


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