Mid 19th Century English Antique Brass Tinder Box Engraved With The Coat of Arms of Clifton College, Bristol, England
A mid 19th Century English antique brass tinder box. The lid with single candle sconce and bearing the Coat of Arms for Clifton College, Bristol, England
A mid 19th Century English antique brass tinder box. The lid with single candle sconce and bearing the Coat of Arms for Clifton College, Bristol, England.
The lift opens to reveal a void interior. It does however retain its original striker and lint cloth.
Condition – the surface has oxidized. There is some surface wear commensurate with age.
Size: Diameter 15cm (including carry handle) x height 10cm (to the top of the sconce) (6″ x 4″)
About Clifton College:
Clifton College is a co-educational independent school in the suburb of Clifton in the city of Bristol in South West England, founded in 1862.
The school was also the headquarters of the US army in Britain during part of the Second World War. General Omar Bradley used the school’s buildings as a staff office from October to November 1944.
Clifton College is one of the few schools in the UK to have educated several Nobel laureates: Sir John Kendrew, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1962; Sir John Hicks, winner of the 1972 Nobel Prize in Economics; and Sir Nevill Francis Mott, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1977.
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