2 - 3 December 2003
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A SCOTTISH REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED ASH TOBACCO BOX,
the wood specimen naturally depicting a human face with winged body, the top with two hinged compartments, the interior inscribed 'James Hood/Wright in Ayre/Found this wonderful curiousity March 1821/This excicscence once formed part of the flowers/on The banks bonny Doon in view of Alloways auld/Haunted Kirk'
8½in. (22cm.) high
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