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A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NÉCESSAIRE
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A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NÉCESSAIRE

ENGLISH, CIRCA 1760/1770

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A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NÉCESSAIRE
English, circa 1760/1770
Tapering flattened rectangular bloodstone case with wavy domed top and base, stamped and pierced gold cagework mounts decorated with reeded scrolls, foliage and shellwork, hinge at the short end, diamond-set pushpiece, scrolling gold hook at top, the inside fitted with steel scissors with gold handles, two-leaved tablets, a gold folding knife with silver blade, a gold ear-spoon with pointed steel handle, steel tweezers with nail file handle, silver-topped reeded gold pencil holder with pencil-sharpener blade
46 in. (106 mm.) long
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

Three similar bloodstone cases are illustrated in S. Grandjean, Les tabatières du musée du Louvre, Paris, 1981, p. 321, nos. 502-504.
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