• 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 118

    A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC

    ROME, CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC
    ROME, CIRCA 1830
    Rectangular tortoiseshell box with waisted sides, the cover set with a tesserae plaque depicting a watermill in wooded landscape and a cascading river with row boat and two fishermen
    3 3/16 in. (80 mm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Diana Keggie Collection; Christie's, London, South Kensington, 30 November 2005, lot 135.


    Literature

    R. Grieco, Micromosaici Romani: Roman Micromosaic, Rome, 2007, p. 83, no. 212.