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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 144

    A RARE GEORGE II GOLD AND BURGAU TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX

    CIRCA 1730

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE GEORGE II GOLD AND BURGAU TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX
    CIRCA 1730
    flattened rectangular box, the cover and base mounted with tortoiseshell panels decorated in shimmering abalone shell burgau and gold piqué with an acanthus-flowered trophy symbolising Hope with its incorporation 'rainbow' iris, the side chased with a band of polished and frosted gold with foliate design and birds, slightly raised incorporated thumbpiece
    3¼ in. (82 mm.) wide


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