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Lot #132
DepartmentMiscellaneous
Sold For$3,000.00(hammer price)
 $3,600.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR CARVED COQUILLE SHIP-FORM SNUFF BOX Early 19th Century
Hinged lid with relief-carved half-length portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson. Bold figurehead at bow of ship and a relief-carved bust portrait of a woman, probably either Marianne or Britannia, at stern. Length 4.5. Includes custom wood and whalebone stand. Overall height including stand 3.5".
A similar carving with an image of Napoleon instead of Nelson was in the Lloyd Collection of Prisoner-of-War Artifacts, Rinaldi #66, and was sold at Eldred's, The Collection of Benno Brenninkmeyer, November 20, 2014, Lot #266.
The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

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