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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 203

    A GEORGE II GOLD COVERED NÉCESSAIRE

    PROBABLY LONDON, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE II GOLD COVERED NÉCESSAIRE
    PROBABLY LONDON, CIRCA 1760
    upright case of oval section, the lower part slightly bombé, decorated with embossed gold scrolls with architectural elements on a matted ground, the gold interior of the base containing a pair of faceted glass scent bottles with gold rocaille stoppers, a gold hinged mirror case, the cover chased with a musician playing the flute, a gold spool and thimble, a detachable steel screw-on handle to fit a gold spoon and toothpick and two steel scraping devices, the sides of the cover interior lined with scarlet plush
    2¼ in. (57 mm.) high (8)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Zurich, 16 November 1977, lot 43.