Tue, 8th Nov 2016 12:00

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

 
  Lot 78
 

78

A SNUFF BOX CARVED FROM SHANNON TREEN<br/>the lid...

A SNUFF BOX CARVED FROM SHANNON TREEN
the lid carved with a rose-type design and inscribed around the edge SHANNON / JUNE 13 1813 -- 3½in. (9cm.) diameter

H.M.S. Shannon (Capt. Broke) defeated U.S.S. Shannon (Capt. Lawrence) in a short, bloody action of just 15 minutes on 1st June 1813. Lawrence was killed and buried with full military honours by the British and latterly Shannon was renamed St. Lawrence.

Sold for £521
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
1¼in. bite from rim of box; cover in good condition.

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A SNUFF BOX CARVED FROM SHANNON TREEN
the lid carved with a rose-type design and inscribed around the edge SHANNON / JUNE 13 1813 -- 3½in. (9cm.) diameter

H.M.S. Shannon (Capt. Broke) defeated U.S.S. Shannon (Capt. Lawrence) in a short, bloody action of just 15 minutes on 1st June 1813. Lawrence was killed and buried with full military honours by the British and latterly Shannon was renamed St. Lawrence.