• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 119

    A REGENCY GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX

    IN THE MANNER OF RUNDELL, BRIDGE & RUNDELL, LONDON, CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX
    IN THE MANNER OF RUNDELL, BRIDGE & RUNDELL, LONDON, CIRCA 1830
    Rectangular black tortoiseshell box with waisted sides, the cover set with a white cameo of Phillip Rundell (1746-1827) in profile to the left, within flower and scroll-chased wreath border, polished gold mounts, engraved flower and rocaille thumbpiece
    3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide


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    The identification of the present sitter is supported by a marble bust by Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867), dated 1838, in the National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 6365.

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