• Spanish Splendour  - The Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 7818

    Spanish Splendour - The Collection of a Marqués

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 120

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED BRASS, IVORY, TORTOISESHELL AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID EBONISED WORK BOX

    19TH CENTURY

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    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED BRASS, IVORY, TORTOISESHELL AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID EBONISED WORK BOX
    19TH CENTURY
    Inlaid to the front and lid with scrolling foliage and cartouches in blue, pink and red-stained horn, the hinged lid enclosing a fitted interior with a mirror, three implements and various compartments, with paper labels to the underside inscribed '373' and '226'
    5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high; 10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) wide; 7¾ in. (20 cm.) deep


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