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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 205

    A GEORGE II GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NÉCESSAIRE

    ENGLISH, CIRCA 1760, THE BODKIN STRUCK WITH FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NÉCESSAIRE
    ENGLISH, CIRCA 1760, THE BODKIN STRUCK WITH FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD
    tapering étui set with panels of striated blue-grey agate, the gold mounts chased with scrolls and foliage, white enamel band on the rim of the lid with the inscription, 'RIEN DE PLUS DOUX QUE L'AMOUR', rose-cut diamond pushpin flanked by chased gold c-scrolls and love birds, the interior containing steel scissors with gold handles, a pencil with gold grip, a gold bodkin, a gold-handled folding knife, two glass scent bottles with gold lids and a single-leaf ivory tablet
    2 1/8 in. (54 mm.) high (8)


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