London, South Kensington
28 May 2002
A gold-mounted tortoiseshell snuff box
POSSIBLY FRENCH, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
with applied scrollwork thumbpiece, the cover with applied enamel plaque depicting a standing figure, a pillar in the background with the inscription, "The Red-Haired Emperor" in Chinese script -- 8.5cms.
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