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GEORGE III PORTRAIT-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL TOBACCO BOX

England, c1790

 

 

 The round tortoiseshell box with a lift-off cover, the cover slightly domed centering an oval  gold mounted (tested) portrait on ivory of a Commander in uniform beneath a glass covering, opening to a plain interior

 

Note :

Old enclosed papers dating to 1941 attribute the personage to Lord Nelson.  We feel that this is unlikely.  The officer is pictured with one epaulet on the left shoulder, which indicates “Commander”, one rank beneath Captain.  It is more likely a special order for family member.

  

Condition : Excellent; some dust below glass; slight spotting to painting

 

2-7/8” Diameter x 7/8” High

 

PRICE :  PLEASE INQUIRE

 

#6619

 

 

 

 

 

Interior base

 

Interior top

 

 


 

 

 

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George III Portrait-Mounted Tortoiseshell Tobacco Box, c1800