08-11-2013 08-11-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2669M Marlborough
August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender
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Four Antique Brass Tobacco Boxes and a Brass and Steel Tobacco Cutter

$660$550
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2669M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 11, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Four Antique Brass Tobacco Boxes and a Brass and Steel Tobacco Cutter, probably England and/or Continental, late 18th to early 19th century, a silver and brass pocket-watch-form tobacco box with dial lock mechanism with moving brass arrows and sun and moon devices, a shoe-form snuff box with hinged lid, an oblong tobacco box with pipe, match, and tobacco compartments with floral and foliate engraved and monogrammed exterior, a rectangular box with chamfered corners with compartments for tobacco and matches; and a tobacco cutter with peacock-form spring-activated brass handle with engine-turned decoration, and a steel blade, (imperfections), dia. 1 1/4 to 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

Pocet-form tobacco case-good condition- combination unknown; engraved oblong tobacco box- one section of one of the small lids is loose. All the other items in very good condition, Note for the rectangular tobacco box with chamfered corners: the tobacco compartment can only be opened when the smaller match compartment is open.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

United Kingdom, moon devices, steel blade