London, South Kensington
7 - 8 July 2010
A VICTORIAN GOLD-MONTED AND PARCEL-ENAMELLED MOTHER-OF-PEARL VESTA CASE
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
Flattened rectangular box, the cover applied with opaque blue, translucent red, blue and opalescent white enamelled gold bouquet with translucent green enamelled leaves, the spandrels of the cover similarly enamelled with flowers and blue rocaille, the independent mother-of-pearl drawer with a gold knob, reeded gold mounts
2½ in. (64 mm.) wide
Lady Sarah Spencer (1838-1919), 28 St. James's Place.
Brought to Althorp by Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer (1892-1975) in 1923.
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Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer (1892-1975), Catalogue of Snuff Boxes at Althorp, 1937, no. 71.
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