ANTIQUE RARE LORD HORATIO NELSON 1839-43 SNUFF BOX MARINE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY

ANOTHER FINE AND VERY RARE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE FROM ANTIQUETIME!!

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OFFERED FOR A 'BUY IT NOW' TODAY IS THIS WONDERFUL 1843 LORD HORATIO NELSON COMMEMORATIVE LIDDED SNUFF BOX FOR THE 'SHIPWRECKED FISHERMEN & MARINERS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY 1839'. IT IS A FINE AND RARE WOODEN SNUFF BOX IN GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE.

DESCRIPTION:

This is a wonderful piece of history. It is a round two piece lidded wooden snuff box. This lovely box has a polished black finish. To the top of the snuff box is a fitted metal medal with a striking head and shoulders portrait of Lord Horatio Nelson with the words ' ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY' around the outside of the medal. The medal has a good patina with age. It could be a solid silver insert or silverplate. I have not tried to clean it. The medal has the makers name on it which is J. Davies of Birmingham. The bottom of the snuff box has a beautiful metal medal insert aslo. This medal has the wording 'Cases relieved from 8th May 1839 to 30th September 1843' There is then a list which is:- WIDOWS- 424 ORPHANS- 1557 AGED PARENTS-280 SHIPWRECKED PERSONS- 2481 FISHERMEN DESTITUTE- 475 TOTAL 7017. The box is in very good condition with some nicks and scrapes here and there but nothing which
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