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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 179

    A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX

    ENGLISH, CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
    ENGLISH, CIRCA 1750
    gold-lined hinged egg-shaped mocha-brown agate box, the gold cagework mounts stamped with Chinoiserie figures and architectural elements surrounded by foliage and reeded c-scrolls, opaque white enamel band on the rim of the lid with inscription in gold 'VOTRE AMITIÉ EN EST LE PRIX', raised reeded gold thumbpiece
    1¾ in. (44 mm.) high


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