27 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 2,500
A REGENCY GOLD-LINED BOÎTE-À-MINIATURE
ENGLISH, CIRCA 1820, THE MINIATURE BEARING SIGNATURE AND DATE 'V.B. 1776'
rectangular gold-lined black composition box with convex sides, the lid inset with a rectangular miniature on ivory depicting a ship in high seas, with three onlookers, within réverbère frame with frosted gold mount under glaze, polished gold mount on cover and sides
3½ in. (89 mm.) wide
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Auction Bolland and Marotz, Bremen, 13 June 1981.