07-14-2012 07-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2605B Boston
July 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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English Enamel Snuff Box with Portrait of George Washington

$5,036$4,250
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2605B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

English Enamel Snuff Box with Portrait of George Washington, possibly Bilston, late 18th/early 19th century, the lid exterior labeled "WASHINGTON," the interior with a polychrome eagle and bearing the inscription "REPUBLICANS ARE NOT Always UNGRATEFUL," with deep blue body exterior, ht. 1 1/4, lg. 1 7/8, dp. 2 3/4 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Lid with several matrixes of hairline cracks extending inward from the rim and light surface wear. Two associated nicks at rim outside the word "Washington." No repairs or inpainting.

Keywords

George Washington