04-07-2017 04-07-2017
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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3000B Boston
April 7, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

George III Sterling Silver-gilt Seal (Skippet) Box

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3000B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 07, 2017 10:00AM


George III Sterling Silver-gilt Seal (Skippet) Box, London, 1801-02, Peter, Ann & William Bateman, maker, oval box engraved to the lid with the coat of arms of the city of Oxford encircled by a floral garland, with pressed paper and ribbon seal or arms to interior, lg. 3 3/4 in., approx. 2.3 troy oz., together with original handwritten presentation of bailiff duties for John Atkins Wright who served as bailiff for the city of Oxford from 1802-07.
The property of Carol J. Ferranti
Estimate $300-500

Box in good overall condition with only light surface wear. Inset paper 'badge' with losses, tears, wear (see images). Paperwork with fading and wear along creases, loss to ribbon at base.

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John Atkins Wright, Carol J. Ferranti, Oxford, London