28 November 2006
A GERMAN VARI-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
possibly Dresden, circa 1770/1780
Circular box of gold-mounted striated green and earth-red hardstone, possibly bloodstone, with hinged cover, the incorporated thumbpiece set with four-colour gold foliate scrolls, the mount chased with floral and ribbon-twist border
3 5/16 in. (84 mm.) diam.
The Margraves and Grand-Dukes of Baden, Koelitz inv. nr. 305, Richter inv. no. 925; Sotheby's, Baden-Baden, part IV, 9 October 1995, lot 1998 (DM18,000).
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