London, South Kensington
4 December 2001
A gun-metal double-lidded vesta case
CONTINENTAL, LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
the covers with applied gold coronet, initials and a motto, the reverse with applied scene of a boar hunt
a gilt-metal vesta case in the form of a wasp's nest, the exterior cast with several insects -- 3.8cms., and a flattened oval vesta case, the cover engraved with initials, the central section formed from a bronze Kashira decorated in shibuicki metals with gamboling karashishi, Japanese, late nineteenth century -- 3.8cms.
See Plate 8 for part lot (3)
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