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Two Pewter Snuff Boxes

Auction:
2920M
Lot:
632
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2920M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 15, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Two Pewter Snuff Boxes, Britain, early 19th century, a double-barrel flint-lock pistol-shaped with a hinged opening, wd. 4 3/8, and one with mounted horn, inscribed "DURIE" on interior of hinged lid, wd. 3 in.

N.B. Similar examples of each of these boxes appear on pp. 132-133 of Howard Herschell Cotterell's Old Pewter: Its Makers and Marks.

Provenance: Proceeds from the sale of the collections will be used by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, exclusively for the acquisition of art and antiques to be exhibited in its art museums and historic buildings.
Estimate $400-600


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.

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Howard Herschell Cotterell, Colonial Williamsburg, National Register of Historic Places in Williamsburg, Virginia, Williamsburg, Virginia, United Kingdom

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