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BX618

George IV sterling silver snuffbox. Made by Joseph Willmore in Birmingham in 1825. Rectangular with hinged cover and tooled ornamental rims. Cover and bottom have same borders. Sides engine-turned as is bottom center. Cover center has engraved script presentation: “This Box / Presented to Joseph Hunt by his / Brother Sergeants by the 37th Reg..t / as a Lasting Memento of Friendship / after a Service of 27 Years in the Corps / Limerick 26 Augt 1828”.

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Sale Price: $1,050.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
BX131

Russian 875 silver box, ca 1866. Rectangular with concave front, curved back, and straight ends. Niello ornament. On cover top the Peterhof Palace surrounded by geometric check pattern. Same pattern on bottom. Interior gilt washed. Fully marked including Moscow assayer’s stamp Victor Sakinov dated 1866. Very good condition with minor wear and rubbing.

Dimensions: H 5/8 x W 3 7/8 x D 2 1/8 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BX131

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
BV750

Japonesque sterling silver pillbox, ca 1880. Oval with hinged and tabbed cover. Allover spot hammering and irregular lines radiating from bottom. Applied to cover top is black-lacquered beetle with gold spots; also engraved calligraphy-style 3-letter monogram. Gilt interior. Marked “Tiffany & Co. Sterling” with indistinct number. Very good condition with deep patina.

Small dimensions: H 1 3/8 x W 2 1/2 x D 1 3/4 in. Weight: 1.5 troy ounces. #BV750

Sale Price: $2,450.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
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