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A silver mounted snuff box with silver appliqué portrait of Charles I

Estimate: $800 - $1,600


Lot Description

A silver mounted snuff box with silver appliqué portrait of Charles I, c.1700, the three-quarter bust portrait after that of the medal for the Anglo-Dutch Fishing Treaty of 1636 by Hans Reinhardt the younger. He, in armour, hair falling over a plain lace collar, wearing Garter George on ribband. The unmarked oval box with silver walls, 'stand-away' hinge (upper joint solid, lower joint with arms), slightly concave inset tortoiseshell base. 85 x 65 x 21mm. Containing a cabochon specimen stone and manuscript note: 'Brought by Capt. Frances R. M. Crozier (of polar expedition fame) from the the (sic) Most Northern part of Spitzbergen'. Provenance: Private Auckland Collection. See lot 181.