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    Sale 5364

    Christie's Interiors

    2 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 94

    A GROUP OF FOUR 19TH CENTURY TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOXES

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FOUR 19TH CENTURY TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOXES
    Comprising: a gold-mounted rectangular snuff box, the cover with glazed watercolour depicting three gentlemen in 18th century costume listening to a recital from a fourth, circa 1830, 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) long; another with silver-gilt thumbpiece, circa 1820, 4 in. (10 cm.) long; another oval with gold reserve, circa 1800, 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long; and a fourth, in the form of a trunk with gold banding, inlaid gold side handles and gilt metal lock plate, circa 1800, 3¼ in. (9.5 cm.) long (4)


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