22 May 2001
A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED AND GOLD-LINED HORN BONBONNIERE
probably Italian, circa 1800
Circular box, the independent cover, sides and base set with watercolour on paper drawings depicting Pompeian motifs, covered by semi-translucent light brown horn panels, engraved gold mounts, the inside of the box lined with gold
2 3/16 in. (55 mm.) diam.
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