4 December 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 999
GBP 400 - GBP 500
A GOLD CASED FOB-SEAL
ENGLISH, NINETEENTH CENTURY
THE HANDLE FORMED FROM SCROLLWORK, THE DOMED BASE WITH APPLIED MASKS, SHELLS AND SCROLLS, THE CRYSTAL MATRIX WITH ENGRAVED LOZENGE OF ARMS
THE ARMS ARE THOSE OF HERBERT QUARTERING OTHERS WITH ENGLISH IN PRETENCE.
AND A FURTHER GOLD CASED FOB-SEAL, WITH SIMPLE HANDLE, OVAL BASE AND COILED SNAKE RING, THE HARDSTONE MATRIX WITH CARVED FIGURE OF NEMESIS AND SIGNED "I.W.F., DUBLIN 1776, ENGLISH, LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY -- 3.2CMS.
SEE PLATE 10 FOR PART LOT (2)
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