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    Sale 2039

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu

    23 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 6

    A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED AGATE NECESSAIRE**

    CIRCA 1765

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    A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED AGATE NECESSAIRE**
    CIRCA 1765
    Rectangular, the base, sides, and cover of striated agate panels applied with gold rococo cagework, the rim of cover with white enamel border inscribed RIEN N'EST TROP BON POUR CE QU'ON AIME, the cover set with a mirror and opening to reveal a fitted interior with two gold-mounted glass bottles and gold-mounted implements, including tweezers, pen-knife, pencil, spoon, and ivory writing tablet, apparently unmarked
    2 1/8 in. (55 mm.) high


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