Item: Snuff Box Description: Rectangle; scroll-engraved
with Maritime-related inscription Hallmark: Birmingham 1843 by Nathaniel Mills
Dimensions: 85mm x 58mm; 127g weight
excellent table snuff box by the master box maker - Nathaniel Mills. This
box is of the highest quality with a lovely scroll engraved design to all
sides and a gilt interior.
There is an interesting engraved presentation inscription
to the front which reads: "Presented by the Glasgow Association of
Underwriters to Lieut(enant) Alexander Boytter R.N. in command of
HM Steam Packet Pike Portpatrick as an acknowledgement of his services at
the wreck of the Barque Sovereign of Glasgow 10th July 1847". A
barque is a sailing ship with three or more masts.
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