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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    A GEORGE II ENAMELLED GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX

    ENGLISH, CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II ENAMELLED GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
    ENGLISH, CIRCA 1740
    circular translucent brown agate box with parcel-enamelled gold mounts decorated with pink and white blue and white flowers and animals and richly chased with c-scrolls on a frosted ground, a gold twist simulating a suspended chain at the front of the base of the box, the raised thumbpiece chased with fluted scrolls
    2¼ in. (58 mm.) diam.


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