Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 8 794
Lot 112
A Boer War Prisoner of War fruitwood and ebony box, Ceylon, 1902

Lot Estimate
R 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
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R 8 794

About this Item

A Boer War Prisoner of War fruitwood and ebony box, Ceylon, 1902


the rectangular hinged cover inlaid with a cartouche inscribed 'HA Pretorius Ceylon 1902.', the sides similarly inlaid, raised on a plinth base, chips, 11,6cm high, 23,4cm wide, 14,2cm deep

Provenance

HA Pretorius refers to either Hercules Albertus Pretorius Junior or Senior. Both where captured at Henopsrivier on 2-10-1900 and were interned at Diyatalawa camp. Their prisoner numbers were 13372 and 13371 respectively.


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