A 18th century tortoiseshell and silver-mounted tobacco box

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Lot 8Y
A 18th century tortoiseshell and silver-mounted tobacco box

Sold for £ 750 (US$ 944) inc. premium
Of typical elongated ovoid form, the cover set with a silver plaque engraved, "John Perkins, Lime Street, London," and silver band to rim, length 13cm.

Footnotes

  • See The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume 41, 1771, for the announcement of the death of John Perkins, d.March 22, aged 72.
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