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A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
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A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX

PROBABLY ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY

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A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
probably Italian, 19th century
Rectangular lapis-lazuli box with bombé sides, the lid carved with facing cameo portraits of Bacchus and Ariadne in rectangular engraved border, the gold mounts engraved with a ribbon-twist band, foliate and reeded wavy bands, slightly raised thumbpiece
26 in. (58 mm.) wide
Provenance
Sale 'Highly Important Gold Boxes - The Property of The Lord Rothschild, G.B.E., G.M., F.R.S.', Christie's, London, 30 June 1982, lot 3.
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