A VICTORIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
A VICTORIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX

BY COLEN HEWER CHESHIRE, MARKED WITH THE ENGLISH POST-1824 STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD, THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY MARK FOR 1849-1899, THE BIRMINGHAM DATE LETTER FOR 1865/1866 AND THE ENGLISH DUTY MARK FOR GOLD 1838-1890

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A VICTORIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY COLEN HEWER CHESHIRE, MARKED WITH THE ENGLISH POST-1824 STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD, THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY MARK FOR 1849-1899, THE BIRMINGHAM DATE LETTER FOR 1865/1866 AND THE ENGLISH DUTY MARK FOR GOLD 1838-1890
rectangular box with rounded corners, the hinged cover, sides and base boldly chased with foliage, the cover centred with an engraved crest and motto 'Feros Ferid', with beaded borders, the flange engraved 'James S. Chisholm 1866'
2¾ in. (69 mm.) wide
3¼ oz. (103 gr.)
Provenance
James Sutherland Chisholm (1806-1885), 27th Chieftan of Clan Chisholm
Bonhams, London, 5 July 2006, lot 6.

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Lot Essay

James Sutherland Chisholm (1806-1885) was born in Canada and was where he married his wife Annie, daughter of Angus Macdonnell, in 1861. He succeeded his kinsman Duncan MacDonell Chisholm (d. 1858) as Clan Chief and returned to Scotland living at Erchless Castle, Invernesshire. His obituary in The Times of the 2 June 1885 records that 'The Chisholm' as he was locally known, made 'great improvements on the estate, especially in the way of planting.' His son succeeded to the estate. The castle eventually passed to Edmond Rodolphe Chisholm-Batten who sold it and the estate in 1937.

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