• Christie's Interiors - Style a auction at Christies

    Sale 5681

    Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit

    23 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 347

    A FRENCH VARI-COLOURED AGATE & HARDSTONE DESK SEAL WITH GOLD-CASED MOUNTS

    PETITE GARANTIE MARK FOR DIVISION NORD, 1819/38

    Price Realised  

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    A FRENCH VARI-COLOURED AGATE & HARDSTONE DESK SEAL WITH GOLD-CASED MOUNTS
    PETITE GARANTIE MARK FOR DIVISION NORD, 1819/38
    The mounts chased with flowers, the body with bloodstone, jasper, lapis lazuli & other hardstone panels separated by narrow diagonal black enamel bands and vertical chased gold ribs, the lapis head set with a hardstone flower-head motif with alternately-coloured petals, the seal at base of plain bloodstone without intaglio.
    3¼ in. (8.5 cm.) long


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