The Shandon Collection

Edinburgh Evening News 16 May 1877

Yesterday was the second day’s sale of the second portion of this great collection and the choice value of some of the articles drew a great number of art connoisseurs and other s to the rooms of Messrs Christie & Manson in King Street, St James.

Amongst a number of miscellaneous collections a tortoise-shell cup cover and saucer was prominent and fetched £16 10s; a gold watch by Tavania of Paris with two dials £32 2s; a watch by Fevner of Paris in a gold enamelled case £50; an oval gold snuff box by Nember with striated agates the lid inlaid with a brown enamel representing a bust of Plato £82; a ramshorn table snuff box formerly belonging to Rob Roy MacGregor and in possession of the late Duke of Gordon’s factor £2 5s. The total sum realised for the day’s sale of 163 lots was £2024 9s.

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