9 December 2008
A GEORGE II-STYLE GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NÉCESSAIRE
rectangular upright casket, the hinged cover, four sides and base set with bloodstone panels, the gold cagework mounts stamped with rocaille scrollwork interspersed with putti, floral swags and laurel garlands, reeded incised gold mounts, diamond-set pushpiece, the interior fitted with four bloodstone scent flasks with gold cagework mounts similarly chased with c-scrolls and putti, garlands and flowers, each with chased gold stoppers, the interior cover set with gold-trimmed green silk cushion embroidered with monogram; white satin and green velvet lined oak presentation box
2¾ in. (70 mm.) high (6)
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A George II-style gold-mounted bloodstone nécessaire with nearly identical cagework was sold Christie's, London, 6 July 1965, lot 89.
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