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DescriptionA Cornelius Saunders and James Shepherd Silver, Wood, and Leather Cigar Box with Engraved Printing Plate after Henry Alken: The First Steeple Chase on Record, London, 1927
Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head), m, CS*FS
2-1/4 x 8 x 7-1/4 inches (5.7 x 20.3 x 18.4 cm)
49.1 ounces (gross)
The cigar box, lid frames hand-colored engraved plate inscribed The First Steeple-Chase on Record, Nacton Church and Village. The finish--a good five alive--Grand CHorus, "The lads of the Village!" YAH! YAH! YAH! SCREAMING & WHOOPING LIKE DEVIL-RED MANIACS, THE 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 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," No. 1, Jany. 1839.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.
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