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A GEORGE III HARDSTONE AND GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
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A GEORGE III HARDSTONE AND GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE

ENGLISH, CIRCA 1780/1790, STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1893 IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD, THE MINIATURE LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A GEORGE III HARDSTONE AND GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
English, circa 1780/1790, struck with two French post-1893 import marks for gold, the miniature late 19th century
Oval box, the cover centred with an oval portrait miniature depicting Tsar Peter the Great of Russia (1672-1725) with brown hair and moustache, in dark blue coat, surrounded by an engine-turned gold border engraved with interlacing reeded bands enclosing circular yellow moss-agate pellets, the sides similarly bordered with slightly larger hardstones, the base set with a bevelled red-brown striated agate plaque centred by a gold-mounted moss-agate tondo, reeded gold rims
36 in. (85 mm.) wide
Provenance
Christie's, Geneva, 25-26 April 1978, lot 305.
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