21 November 2000
AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MICRO-MOSAIC
probably Rome, circa 1820
Circular moss-green polished lava-stone box with gold mounts, the lid inset with a gold-mounted fine micro-mosaic plaque depicting a seated white spaniel against a blue ground within a blue pellet and brown rectangles surround
3 in. (77 mm.) diam.
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