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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 206

    A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NÉCESSAIRE

    ENGLISH, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NÉCESSAIRE
    ENGLISH, CIRCA 1760
    tapering flattened rectangular bloodstone case with wavy domed top and base, stamped and pierced gold cagework mounts decorated with foliate swags, gargoyles and c-scrolls, ruby pushpiece, the interior fitted with gold-handled steel scissors, a tortoiseshell-handled steel knife with steel blade, a gold bodkin, and a two-leaved ivory tablet
    3 7/8 in. (97 mm.) long (5)


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