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    Sale 5364

    Christie's Interiors

    2 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 274

    A GILT-METAL OVAL SNUFF BOX

    PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1765

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-METAL OVAL SNUFF BOX
    PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1765
    Tortoiseshell lined, chased all over with chinoiserie scenes depicting ladies being serenaded by musicians in gardens, some with pagodas in background, the base depicting a couple beside an obelisk, all within surround of rococo scrolls and flowers
    3½ in (9 cm.) long


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