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Charles JONES

Birmingham, England, Great Britain 1809 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1864


  • to Australia 1833

Snuff box c.1850 Place made: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, boxes commemoratives, silver: chased and engraved Manufacturer's Mark: stamped on underside of lid, 'CJ [lion passant] [monarchs head] [anchor].

Primary Insc: no inscription
Secondary Insc: engraved: 'PRESENTED / TO / MR. ROBERT WILLIAMSON / As a token of respect by the Inhabitants / of Kingston V.D. Land. / 1850.'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscription
Dimensions: box closed 2.8 h x 10.3 w x 6.3 d cm ; weight 226.8 gm
Acknowledgement: Gift of John M. Houstone, 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1015
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, Tasmania