Dated Tobacco box

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1548/17: An unusual and beautifully inscribed solid brass TOBACCO or SNUFF BOX of curved form, with a shaped hinged lid, the interior tin-lined. Of particular interest is the dated inscription: "Robert Wittle, Preesale, 1864". Heavy quality and very tactile! 3ins x 2.25ins (7.65 x 5.75cms) *Preesall is a small town overlooking the river Wyre on the extreme west coast of Lancashire. It was manetioned in the Doomsday Book (written in 1086) and its population in 2001 was 5314.

c.1846

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£245