28 November 2006
A GEORGE II GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NEEDLE CASE AND A GEORGE III PITCHPIN NEEDLE CASE
English, one circa 1750, the other circa 1780/1790
Tapering flattened rectangular striated agate case with slightly domed ends, the sides of cover and base stamped and embossed with pierced scrolling and foliage on matted ground, hinge at the short end, diamond-set pushpiece at side; together with a pitchpin needle case, slightly tapering of hexagonal section, the sides engraved with lozenges, blank matrix
3¾ in. (94 mm.) and 4 1/8 in. (105 mm.) long (2)
Formerly Jeanne van Volxem Collection.
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