11 April 2002
A GEORGE II GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE DOUBLE-OPENING SNUFF-BOX
Tapering striated agate box of octagonal section with embossed pierced foliate bands at the angles, hinged cover and convex base
2½ in. (63 mm.) high
With D. S. Lavender, London, 1995, acquired by
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-205).
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