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European Taste: Property from three distinguished Swiss collections

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Four tortoiseshell piqué snuff boxes, various dates
two Neapolitan examples, one, circa 1730, rectangular inlaid in gold with chinoiserie subjects, 7.9cm., 3 1/8 in. wide ; the other, circa 1760, rectangular with lobed sides, the lid inlaid in gold with a pastoral subject, gilt-metal mounts, 8cm., 3 1/8 in. wide ; a circular French blond tortoiseshell bonbonnière, circa 1780, with pellet ornament and beaded gold mounts, discharge mark of Henry Clavel (fleur de jasmin), 6.2cm., 2 1/2 in. diameter; and an upright oval blond example inlaid with bands of gold piqué, engraved gold mounts, 6.4cm., 2 1/2 in wide
Quantity: 4
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European Taste: Property from three distinguished Swiss collections

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London