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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 158

    A DUTCH GOLD-MOUNTED MOTHER-OF-PEARL SNUFF-BOX

    CIRCA 1720/1730

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DUTCH GOLD-MOUNTED MOTHER-OF-PEARL SNUFF-BOX
    CIRCA 1720/1730
    Flattened oval box, the hinged cover, convex sides and base of mother-of-pearl engraved with strapwork scrolls bordering floral motifs interspersed with baluster foliage with gold piqué point inlay, reeded gold mounts with scrolled chasing on the lid and underside of the incorporated thumbpiece
    3 3/16 in. (81 mm.) wide


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the box measures 3 3/16 in. wide. The printed millimeter size is accurate.