GEORGE III BRASS TOBACCO ‘HONOR’ BOX, RICH’S, LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.Est. $400-$600
Sold: $420 ($350)
Marked “RICH’S PATENT.” Length 9 ½ inches.Boxes like this were used in English pubs to dispense pipe tobacco. When a coin was inserted the box opened, and on the patron’s honor, only one pipeful of tobacco was to be taken.