• Spanish Splendour  - The Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 7818

    Spanish Splendour - The Collection of a Marqués

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    A FRENCH SILVERED-METAL-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL ETUI

    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH SILVERED-METAL-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL ETUI
    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    With handle, containing four implements; together with another, North European, possibly Dutch, mid-18th Century, in snakeskin mounted with a coat-of-arms to the lid; another possibly Italian, 19th Century, in leather with handle, later decorated, both without implements; and a Napoleon III gilt-metal mounted tortoiseshell casket, circa 1870, cushioned interior, damages
    The tortoiseshell etui: 9½ in. (24 cm.) high (4)


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