• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC

    LONDON, 1829, MAKER'S MARK JB; THE MICROMOSAIC, ROME, CIRCA 1825/1830

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    A GEORGE IV SILVER-GILT SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC
    LONDON, 1829, MAKER'S MARK JB; THE MICROMOSAIC, ROME, CIRCA 1825/1830
    Rectangular silver box with rounded corners and gilt lining, the cover set with a tesserae plaque depicting a northeast view of the ruins on the Roman Forum, including the Arch of Septimus Severus, within silver-gilt mount, the sides and base of the box chased with horizontal reeding, raised incorporated thumbpiece chased with scrolling foliage
    3 1/16 in. (78 mm.) wide


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