A CONTINENTAL GOLD AND DIAMOND SET PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX OF TURKISH INTEREST
A CONTINENTAL GOLD AND DIAMOND SET PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX OF TURKISH INTEREST

CIRCA 1860-1880

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A CONTINENTAL GOLD AND DIAMOND SET PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX OF TURKISH INTEREST
CIRCA 1860-1880
Rounded rectangular, the cover applied with diamond strapwork border, centering cartouches engraved with foliate scrolls and applied with a diamond-set tughra of Sultan Abdulhamid II (r. 1876-1909), the base engraved with foliate strapwork and central cartouche enclosing fruit and flowers, the cover with hinge clasp, apparently unmarked
3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long; 135 gr. gross weight

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By family tradition, this snuff box was presented to Rear Admiral Charles H. Baldwin (1822-1888), U.S. Commander of the Mediterranean Squadron, by the Sultan of Turkey, circa 1883.

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