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    Possibly by Daniel Rutty, London, England, 1661-62
    Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head crowned), ER, D
    2-3/4 x 7-5/8 x 6-3/8 inches (7.0 x 19.4 x 16.2 cm)
    22.7 troy ounces

    Bishop Robert Sanderson, to his son;
    \Dr. Thomas Sanderson, to his daughter;
    Elizabeth Sanderson Middlemore, to her daughter;
    Mary Middlemore King, by descent;
    John William King (1873), and by descent until sold;
    Sotheby's, London, sold October 2002, lot 486;
    The Charles L. Poor Collection;
    Sotheby's, New York, October 23, 2006.

    The oval sugar box on four bun feet, hinged stepped cover engraved at center with Bishop's mitre flanked by plumes tied with ribbon, three-knuckle hinged latch at front, the lid interior with later commemorative inscription reading This Tobacco Box of Bishop Sanderson descended to me as follows: A.D.1717. Neville King married Mary Middlemore, only child of Rich. Middlemore by Elizabeth (Sanderson) his wife, daughter of Dr. Thomas Sanderson, who was the eldest son of The Right Rev.d Loyal, and Learned Casuist Ashby Hall, 1873. John Wm King, BD 6th in descent. Unmarked companion spoon engraved with Bishop's mitre to bowl reverse.

    Condition Report*: fine surface scratches
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    10th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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