A GEORGE III GOLD-CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE AIDE-MÉMOIRE WITH NÉCESSAIRE
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A GEORGE III GOLD-CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE AIDE-MÉMOIRE WITH NÉCESSAIRE

CIRCA 1765

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A GEORGE III GOLD-CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE AIDE-MÉMOIRE WITH NÉCESSAIRE
circa 1765
Rectangular case with arched base and flanked by two columns, the striated orange agate panels on front and back covered with a pierced gold cagework chased with foliage, c-scrolls, garlands, putti and birds, the spirally fluted columns tied with flower garlands and containing gold capped pencils, gold fastening at top, the base with gold pivot opening fan-like to reveal the four ivory leaves and ivory interior fitted with six steel grooming tools and a fitted mirror; in original fitted hinged dark fishskin case
3 13/16 in. (97 mm.) high, fitted fishskin case
Provenance
Lady Isabella Bentinck (d. 1783), second daughter of the 1st Duke of Portland.
Her daughter Elizabeth Monck, Countess of Tyrone, 1st Marchioness of Waterford.
By descent to
Arthur R. Pack-Beresford; Christie's, London, 20 June 1967, lot 155B.
Probably with S. J. Phillips Ltd., London, acquired by
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-43).
Literature
W. A. Selby, Objects of Vertu in the Bentinck-Beresford Collection, The Connoisseur, August 1955, Vol. CXXXVI, no. 547, p. 24, illustrated figs. 8-9.
Exhibited
Belfast, The Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, 1953.
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