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Sterling Silver Cigar Box "The First Steeple-Chase on Record"

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Sterling Silver Cigar Box "The First Steeple-Chase on Record"

Silver cigar box featuring a horse racing themed sterling silver hand-coloured engraved printing plate under which is inscribed extensive text as follows:
“The First Steeple-Chase on Record, Nacton Church & Village, Near Ipswich as first published in 1839”
‘Drawn by H. Alken, Engraved by J. Harris, London, Published March 1st 1839, by Ben. Brooks, at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 48, High Street Oxford’ ‘The finish a good five still alive _ Grand Chorus, “The Lads of the Village!” Yah! Yah! Yah! Screaming & whooping like devil-rid maniacs, they clattered through the quiet village, cannon ball first, lounger next, on one side of him Simpson, on the other Hansum and the Grey who still proved himself at the top of the tree in timber-leaping by taking a fallen elm in his stride. Subden brought up the rear with shrill and echoing shrieks which brought the villagers affrighted from their beds. Vide the Sporting Review, No1, Jan 1839’

The interior of this rare unique silver cigar box has a grooved cedar lining and a single removable divider. By London silversmiths “Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings (Frank) Shepherd”. Dated 1929. The aquatints used are very sought after and can be seen at major galleries including the British Museum and V&A.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £45
International £65

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Material Silver, Wood
Age C. 1929
Dimensions Width 8 in  (20.32 cm)   Depth 7.25 in  (18.41 cm)  
Height 2 in  (5.08 cm)  

£3995.00