A Tortoise shell composition Snuffbox, by repute belonging to Lord Nelson.
The top fitted with a watercolour miniature of the Amalfi coast retained by a gold metal ring. Together with a framed manuscript letter, originally folded within which states: My Father had either lost his own snuff box on going ashore or in some shop in Palermo and upon mentioning the circumstances at Lady Hamilton's table where Lord Nelson was one of the party his Lordship handed over to him this identical box and desired him to keep it until he could get a better one. G.U. 3ins. (7.5cm)diam.
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