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A FINE GEORGE II GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH TWO PORTRAIT MINIATURES

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A FINE GEORGE II GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH TWO PORTRAIT MINIATURES
CIRCA 1740, THE MINIATURES BY CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH ZINCKE

OF SHAPED CARTOUCHE OUTLINE, THE COVER SET WITH AN ENAMEL MINIATURE UNDER GLASS, OF LADY DERING, THREE-QUARTERS LEFT, IN A BLUE DRESS WITH WHITE UNDERSLIP, WITHIN A FINELY CHASED AND ENGRAVED BORDER OF CHERUBS, FLORAL FESTOONS, SCROLLING FOLIAGE AND SHELLS , VENUS AND CUPID AND A PUTTI RIDING ON A DOLPHIN AMONG REEDS BORDERED BY SCROLLING FOLIAGE, SHELLS AND FLOWERS, WITH A CONVEX NARROW BORDER OF SCROLLS FORMING AN ANGLE WITH THE SIDES, WHICH ARE FURTHER DECORATED WITH REEDED ARCHING AT THE BACK, THE FRONT WITH VENUS CROWNING A PUTTI AND CUPID AMONG REEDS, A DOLPHIN ON EITHER SIDE, WITH SCROLLING STRAPWORK, SHELL AND FLOWERHEAD BORDERS, ON MATTED GROUNDS, WITH REEDED RIMS AND THUMBPIECE, THE INTERIOR OF THE COVER SET WITH AN ENAMEL MINIATURE OF LADY GUILDFORD, THREE-QUARTERS RIGHT, IN A GREEN DRESS WITH WHITE UNDERSLIP, UNMARKED - 2½IN. (6.4CM.) LONG

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