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    Sale 5364

    Christie's Interiors

    2 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 490

    EROTICA: A CONTINENTAL TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX WITH GILT-METAL MOUNTS

    PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1765

    Price Realised  

    EROTICA: A CONTINENTAL TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX WITH GILT-METAL MOUNTS
    PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1765
    Pressed with shaped concentric rings around a central floral device, scalloped gold thumbpiece, the interior of the cover with later painted miniature of a copulating couple in 18th century costume
    2 15/16 in. (7.3 cm.) diameter


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