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Lot 5. A Netherlandish silver-mounted tortoiseshell-veneered wood casket, unmarked, circa 1700; 16.5cm, 6¼in. longEstimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold: 3,274 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.

rectangular with hinged cover, the silver corner mounts and escutcheon plate engraved with scrolling foliage, the central applied cartouche engraved with mirror monogram 'WB', on four ball feet, purple velvet-lined.

Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton.

ProvenanceProbably William Beckford (1760-1844);
His daughter Susan EuphemiaDuchess of Hamilton (1786-1859);
Her granddaughter, Lady Mary Louise (1884-1957), only child and principal heir of William Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton, who married in 1906 James Graham (1878-1954), Marquis of Graham who in 1925 succeeded his father as 6th Duke of Montrose.
Thence by descent
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Sotheby's. Royal & Noble. London, 7 January 2021