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General Abercrombie

£1,500.00 Approx $1818.18, €1773.05

Code: 11125


W: 4.5cm (1.8")H: 6cm (2.4")

Large enamel patch box with cobalt base.  The white-ground lid is transfer-printed and over-coloured with Britannia, shield by her feet, mourning by the tomb of General Abercrombie.  Bilston C1781.  Replaced internal mirror.  NB:  Sir Ralph Abercrombie KB  (7 October 1734 – 28 March 1801) was a Scottish soldier and politician. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-general  in the British Army , was noted for his services during the Napoleonic Wars , and served as Commander-in-Chief, Ireland . He twice served as MP for Clackmannanshire , and was appointed Governor of Trinidad .