2 June 2009
A CONTINENTAL ROCOCO-STYLE GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NEEDLE-CASE
Cylindrical jasper case in the form of a mermaid, the hinged lid carved into a female bust with long, partially upswept hair surmounted by a diamond-set tiara, the base carved in the form of a fishtail with all-over scales, the sides with fins, the front carved with paisley motifs centred with a diamond pushpiece, scalloped gold mounts with chased wave pattern bordered with sablé gold, wavy flange
4 3/8 in. (111 mm.) long
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