22 May 2001
A gold-mounted and bloodstone intaglio vinaigrette
circa 1820, unmarked
Oblong, the body with C-scroll and dart borders, the portrait cover set with an oblong bloodstone with intaglio carving of a female bust, the grille pierced with roundel and foliage
1¼ in. (32 mm.) long
Christie's, Geneva, 10 May 1989, lot 34 (SFr. 2,000).
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