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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

    A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL PIQUÉ SNUFF-BOX

    PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1720

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL PIQUÉ SNUFF-BOX
    PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1720
    flattened rectangular box, the cover applied with a piqué-posé scene depicting ruins, a city and its walls in the background, surrounded by foliate c-scrolls and applied with oval mother-of-pearl paterae, the base similarly decorated in the centre
    3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide


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