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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    AN ENGLISH GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL DESK SET

    ENGLISH, CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ENGLISH GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL DESK SET
    ENGLISH, CIRCA 1850
    comprising a hand seal, the tapering faceted-agate handle with gold mount chased and engraved with burnished bands of scrolling foliate motifs on a sablé ground, blank bloodstone matrix; a paper knife with engraved mother-of-pearl blade, similarly capped handle; a correspondingly mounted pen and knife with steel blade, each with agate handle; fitted cream satin and velvet-lined black leather case
    the paper knife 7 7/8 in. (200 mm.) long (2)


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