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Purchased at auction from Christie's South Kensington. London, Lot 164 (Wednesday 16th July 1997)

Physical Description

A mahogany box lined in green baize and divided into two compartments. Each compartment contains a japanned tin canister with a brass detachable nozzle and a brass folding handle. On one side of each canister is written in gold letters GUNPOWDER.
In the lid of the box is pasted a trade label belonging to John Manton & Son. with the No.6 Dover Street address. (about 1824-1844). The lock escutchion is made of bone and the furniture is of brass. On the lid is a flush fitting circular carrying handle


Dimensions: Box: Height: 228 mm (9 in), Width: 270 mm (10.5 in), Depth: 190 mm (7.5 in), Tin: Height: 180 mm (7.1 in), Width: 148 mm (6 in), Depth: 110 mm (4.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Circular escutchion engraved GUNPOWDER


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