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John, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792).
Vente Christie's Londres, The Bute collection, 3 juillet 1996, lot 53.
Post Lot Text
A GOLD-MOUNTED MAGNIFYING-GLASS SET WITH TWO SARDONYX CAMEOS
18TH CENTURY, THE CAMEO OF MARS, 16TH CENTURY
The oval case set on one side with a cameo of Mars reserved in a black border, the other with a profile bust of Minerva, the gold rim engraved with waved ornament and containing the hinged oval lens