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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 343

    A NORTH ITALIAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL VENEEREED AND GOLD INLAID TRUFFLE SLICER

    MID-19TH CENTURY

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A NORTH ITALIAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL VENEEREED AND GOLD INLAID TRUFFLE SLICER
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    in original gilt-tooled green leather case
    9½ in. (24.1 cm.) long; 4 in. (10 cm.) wide


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    'It is claimed that Italy has the best white and black truffles in the world, and for Italians, hunting and gathering the fruits of the earth is in the blood. If you love the decadence of truffles then you should have the most decadent truffle slicer to go with it, and this is it. It just shows that even a hundred years ago they loved great food and truffles.'
    Tom Aikens, London Restauranteur and Chef

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