Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
  Lot 55
 

55

A GOLD MOUNTED SNUFF BOX MADE FROM THE TIMBER...

A GOLD MOUNTED SNUFF BOX MADE FROM THE TIMBER OF H.M.S. VICTORY, EARLY 19TH-CENTURY
the lid with profile of Nelson formed of Tassie's compound with disc inside inscribed 'From / Lt GENERAL HAY, / to his Friend / A. LEITH ESQr. / of / Freefield' with further roundel on underside inscribed 'Form'd / from a Splinter / H.B.M.S. / Victory / Commanded by / LORD NELSON. / Trafalgar / Octr. 21. 1805' -- 3in. (7.5cm) wide

Sold for £2,480
Estimated at £1,800 - £2,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
The portrait glass is a little scuffed and the gold mounts underside the lid is loose where three or four pins are missing and a small gilt trim missing from lower edge on underside; a fine ?shrinkage crack is visible in certain light about 5mm in from the rim of the lid, extending between 6 and 9 o'clock.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 
A GOLD MOUNTED SNUFF BOX MADE FROM THE TIMBER OF H.M.S. VICTORY, EARLY 19TH-CENTURY
the lid with profile of Nelson formed of Tassie's compound with disc inside inscribed 'From / Lt GENERAL HAY, / to his Friend / A. LEITH ESQr. / of / Freefield' with further roundel on underside inscribed 'Form'd / from a Splinter / H.B.M.S. / Victory / Commanded by / LORD NELSON. / Trafalgar / Octr. 21. 1805' -- 3in. (7.5cm) wide