A NEAPOLITIAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID TORTOISESHELL 'PIQUE' SCENT BOX
A NEAPOLITIAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID TORTOISESHELL 'PIQUE' SCENT BOX
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A NEAPOLITIAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID TORTOISESHELL 'PIQUE' SCENT BOX

MID-18TH CENTURY

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A NEAPOLITIAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID TORTOISESHELL 'PIQUE' SCENT BOX
MID-18TH CENTURY
The hinged top decorated with an architectural capriccio and decorated overall with double c-scroll borders and scrolling acanthus, enclosing a compartmental interior containing six crystal scent bottles
3 in. (7.5 cm.) high; 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) wide; 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) deep
Provenance
Lt. Col. Herbert James Hope-Edwardes, Netley Hall, Shropshire, and by descent.
Lady More (née Hope-Edwardes formerly, Coldwell), Netley Hall, and subsequently Linley Hall, Shropshire, and by descent.
Literature
T. Cox, Inventory of the contents of Netley Hall, Shropshire, 1917, p. 4 (drawing room), ‘A Louis XV tortoiseshell and gold pique small Casket, with six scent-bottles, inlaid with engraved pearl’.
Special notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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