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An 18ct two-colour gold snuff box, Alexander James Strachan, London, 1806
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An 18ct two-colour gold snuff box, Alexander James Strachan, London, 1806
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Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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An 18ct two-colour gold snuff box, Alexander James Strachan, London, 1806
rectangular with rounded corners, engine-turned within Greek key pattern borders, the interior engraved with inscription and crest, fully hallmarked
8.1 cm., 3 1/4 in. wide
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來源

James R. Lawson Pty. Ltd., auctioneers, 15-17 May 1962 (The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Saturday, 12 May 1962, p. 25g)

相關資料

The interior of the lid engraved with the crest of Bradford above the date ‘26th January 1808’ within a garter inscribed: ‘Given to J. Y Bradford by Colonel. Nightingale.’

The recipient of this box was Major John Yardley Bradford (1759-1841) of the East India Company’s service. He was born in the City of London on 29 December 1759, the son of Thomas Bradford (1721-1773) and his wife, Susannah (née Killet, 1732?-1773) and baptised at St. Bride’s, Fleet Street on 27 January 1760. He died unmarried on 8 April 1841 at his residence in Montague Square, Marylebone.

The box was given to Major Bradford by Colonel (later Brigadier General) Miles Nightingale (1768-1829) who had a long military career and who in December 1808 was made commander-in-chief of New South Wales. Ill-health prevented him taking up the post, however, and he eventually returned to England where he was M.P. for Eye, Suffolk from 1820 until his death. He was knighted in January 1815 and died on 17 September 1829.

 

Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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