12 June 2006
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN ESTATE
A GEORGE II GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
circa 1750/1760, the miniature by Thomas Frye (1710-1762)
Circular polished gold box with slight baluster sides, the hinged cover centred by an oval glazed miniature of a gentleman in red coat with blue facings and waistcoat, reeded rims, the incorporated scrolling shell thumbpiece echoed in the base
2 5/16 in. (59 mm.) diam.
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