January 18, 2020 08:00 AM EST Downingtown, PA


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Black lacquer boxes of Revolutionary War interest

Two black lacquer boxes of Revolutionary War interest, the first with two military figures, likely Washington and Lafayette, the other depicting Britannia with severed limbs and the caption Date Obolum Bellisario, referring to the story of Bellisarius and likely taken from a cartoon, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, warning great Britain against enforcing the Stamp Act, 3 5/8" l. and 3 3/4" l.
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$671
01/18/2020

 

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