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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 612

    AN INDIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    PROBABLY WESTERN INDIA, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN INDIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    PROBABLY WESTERN INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
    Rectangular box, the cover sides and base with chased repoussé stylized flowers and scrolling foliage set against a stippled ground, the cover centred with a lion eating an antelope, flanked by hounds and a hunter in a turban, wielding a pistol, the base identically engraved, the side border of the lid chased with diagonal lines, raised incorporated thumbpiece
    2 3/16 in. (55 mm.) wide
    2¼ oz. (66 gr.)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of Pictures and Curios at Tissington Hall, 1887, by Ida, daughter of Sir William FitzHerbert, 4th Bt., possibly a 'Gold Snuff box belonging to Lord St. Helens'