September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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General Gabriel Gordon served in the 101st Royal Bengal Fusiliers, the 101st Duke of York's Irish Regiment and the 91st Regiment of Foot, later known as Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders. Gordon rose rather quickly through the ranks after he joined in 1781. He became Lieutenant three years later in 1784, Captain by 1795, Major in 1800 and later on 9th November 1846 he became a General. The 91st Regiment was formed in 1794.The paint decorated thin wooden box is lined with red velour and is oval shaped, measuring 1/3/8" high by 3" long. The top retains a label which reads "Gab. Gordon" above a difficult to read inscription containing "Reg't" Inside is a period piece of paper with "Lieut. Gab. Gordon /Oswego 23rd Aprl, 1795 / ye 2 May". The solid gold ring contains a hand painted portrait miniature of Gabriel Gordon in a red and yellow officer's uniform with cross belt, belt plate inscribed with a crown over "101". The oval portrait under glass measures 1" by 7/8". CONDITION: Box retains most of its smoke decoration with some wear. Labels are yellowed but clearly legible. Some losses to interior. Some losses to sides of lid. Ring and portrait are excellent. A very rare identified portrait ring in a dated and identified box. DMG
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Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,840.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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