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Galerie J. Kugel, Paris.
Post Lot Text
AN ITALIAN GOLD AND TORTOISESHELL PIQUE SNUFF-BOX
NAPLES, CIRCA 1720, UNMARKED
Flattened oblong, with narrow sides, the hinged cover and base inset with semi-translucent blonde tortoiseshell panels piqué posé and piqué point in gold, on the cover with a scene of a dog training and on the base with that of a cockerel and a dog, the corner mounts chased in the style of Bérain
A similar snuff-box, tentatively ascribed to Naples first half of the 18th century, is in the James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor (S. Grandjean et al., Gold Boxes and Miniatures of the Eighteenth Century, London, 1975, p.89, no. 41.)