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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 44


    CIRCA 1830/1840

    Price Realised  

    CIRCA 1830/1840
    rectangular gold book cover, the hinged cover centred with a rectangular reserve enamelled in black with a bouquet of flowers in coloured translucent enamels with gold stems, the border in opaque sky blue enamel with trailing foliage and red enamel flowers on translucent pink reserves, the back cover with a bird of paradise in translucent pink enamel reserve on sunburst guilloché ground with a black border with flowers and trailing foliage, the corners in opaque sky blue enamel with gold sprays, a gold pencil-holder containing an exchangeable pencil inserted in the gold clasp rings at front and rear sides to lock the book, a silk-bound paper carnet inside the binding
    1¾ in. (44 mm.) high

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