19 November 1996
A Scottish gold-mounted hardstone Double Snuff-Box
Slightly flattened barrel-shaped boîte-à-deux-tabacs of dark grey agate, the bulging sides engraved with vertical reeding and adorned with two horizontal reeded gold mounts to simulate a barrel, both upper and lower ends with compartments for tobacco covered by gold-mounted hinged lids, the slightly raised thumbpieces engraved with foliate scrolls
72 mm. (2 7/8 in.) high
Wartski, London (in 1966).
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A. K. Snowman, Eighteenth-Century Gold Boxes of Europe, London, 1966, illustrated pl. 443.
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