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Lot #89 - JAMES SHERWIN antique mahogany brass bound writing box

  • Auction House:
    Leski Auctions
  • Sale Name:
    Australian & Historical
  • Sale Date:
    13 Jun 2020 ~ 12noon (AEST) - Session 1: Lots 1 - 667
    14 Jun 2020 ~ 12noon (AEST) - Session 2: Lots 668 - 941
  • Lot #:
    89
  • Lot Description:
    JAMES SHERWIN antique mahogany brass bound writing box
    with owner’s name plate on the lid “Jas. SHERWIN, 1814”
    19cm high, 50.5cm wide, 19.5cm deep.
  • Provenance:
    Private collection Tasmania
  • Notes:
    Born in 1788 in the rich pottery district of Staffordshire where he learnt his craft, Sherwin moved to St Petersburg in Russia in the early 1820’s. He lost his wife and son in floods and decided to move to Van Diemen’s Land. James Sherwin established one of Tasmania’s earliest commercial potteries setting up in Hobart in 1831. This box is purported to have personally belonged to him and travelled from England to Russia and finally to Tasmania.
  • Estimate:
    A$1,200 - 2,000
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Furniture

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