01-12-2019 01-12-2019
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3195B Boston
January 12, 2019 10:00AMCalender
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Gold Presentation Snuffbox

$3,690$3,000
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3195B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Gold Presentation Snuffbox, unmarked, most likely late 18th/early 19th century, the lid with chased scene of Poseidon being pulled by two hippocampi through the ocean, interior with engraved inscription: "A Token of Gratitude from Plymouth" above a crowned initial "N&B" and the date 1798, lg. 2 5/8 in., approx. 58 dwt (including shell inset to base).
Estimate $1,500-2,500

One very faint abrasion to lid, otherwise in good overall condition with only light age-typical surface wear.


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Keywords

Plymouth, Cinema of the United States, Culture, Film, Hippocampus, Poseidon