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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 251

    A fine gold and agathe jewelled snuff-box

    APPARENTLY UNMARKED EXCEPT FOR TWO LATER FRENCH DUTY-MARKS, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A fine gold and agathe jewelled snuff-box
    Apparently unmarked except for two later French duty-marks, circa 1760
    Rectangular semi-translucent brownish/grey agathe snuff-box with baluster sides, within wavy floral gold mounts with plain scroll thumbpiece, the slightly raised lid overlaid with a cagework of further floral scrolls, centred by a jewelled horn with flowers set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds, marked on inside rim
    5.3 cm. wide


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note one corner ornament left at the back is lacking.