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Three Enamel Decorated Patch Boxes and a LaFayette Commemorative Burl Snuff Box

Auction:
2434
Lot:
1026
Sold for:
$563$475

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Auction:
Discovery - 2434
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 20, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Three Enamel Decorated Patch Boxes and a LaFayette Commemorative Burl Snuff Box, England and France, early 19th century, oval patch boxes with hinged lids inscribed with sentiments, two ornamented with floral borders, the interiors fitted with mirrors, together with a small round burlwood box, the lid fitted with an embossed gilt brass disc centered with a profile bust of LaFayette and inscribed "HOMAGE A LAFAYETTE 1830," (imperfections), dia. 1 5/8-2 in.
Estimate $100-150

The enamel boxes all have fine cracks in the enamel on the top, sides and interiors, the most ornate one has a small loss at lower center, two mirrors are crack the third has loose silvering inside, burl box in good condition.

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France, United Kingdom, Snuff, Tobacco

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