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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

 

 

See Also :

 

Micromosaic & Gilt Mounted Tortoiseshell

Tobacco Box Early 19th Century,

Mosaic Probably Italian, Box Probably French

John Obrisset Silver-Mounted

Tortoiseshell Tobacco Box

Depicting George II on Horseback

viewing his fleet below

French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Tortoiseshell

Snuff or Tobacco Box, Late 18c,

Pressed and carved with leafy tendrils

 

 

 

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George III Portrait-Mounted Tortoiseshell Tobacco Box, c1800