BRITISH ENGRAVED BONE, HORN AND WOOD OVAL SNUFF BOX, INITIALLED “RP” AND DATED 1851.

Est. $1,000-$1,500
Sold: $1,680 ($1,400)

Applied on the cover with a bone medallion chip-carved with zigzag lines and borders, engraved “RP/ 1851” within the inscription “IF YOU LOVE MEE LEAND [sic] MEE NOT,” the cover and box surrounded by borders of brass tacks. Length 2 ⅞ inches.

Provenance: “The Collection of Thomas A. Gray,” Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina, March 29, 2010, lot 75; Sumpter Priddy III, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, 1998.

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