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Tobacco Box and Cover

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The flat, oval box has a removable cover. Around the base and the edge of the cover is a chased molded ridge. Each piece is formed of sheet.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the top of the cover, in a cartouche, the coat of arms and crest of Lucas of Rathealy and Ricksfordtown, co.Cork,Ireland.

Marks

On side of box, maker's mark CO (Grimwade 390a)(repeated on inside of cover); lion's head erased (repeated inside of cover); date letter u

Provenance

Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, June 2, 1924, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English (London), 1715–16

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 2.7 cm x W. 7.9 cm x 9.9 cm (1 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.); Weight: 138.9 gm (4 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1589a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver