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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT AND MICROMOSAIC SNUFFBOX

    THE MICROMOSAIC ITALIAN, CIRCA 1820

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT AND MICROMOSAIC SNUFFBOX
    THE MICROMOSAIC ITALIAN, CIRCA 1820
    Rectangular, the base and side engine-turned, the cover set with a micromosaic plaque depicting the Doves of Pliny within a bead and reel border, apparently unmarked
    2 5/8 in. (6.8 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION