7 December 2010
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN ANTIQUE BLOODSTONE, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL BONBONNIERE
The bloodstone egg decorated with sculpted gold rabbits and foliate detail, intersected by a white enamel band with the phrase "l'amitie en fait le prix", the rose-cut diamond pushpiece opening to reveal a single compartment, mounted in gold, English, nineteenth century, 1¾ x 1 3/8 ins.
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