27 November 2007
A GEORGE II ENAMELLED GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
ENGLISH, CIRCA 1740
circular translucent brown agate box with parcel-enamelled gold mounts decorated with pink and white blue and white flowers and animals and richly chased with c-scrolls on a frosted ground, a gold twist simulating a suspended chain at the front of the base of the box, the raised thumbpiece chased with fluted scrolls
2¼ in. (58 mm.) diam.
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