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A two-colour gold and hardstone snuff box
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 8,400 GBP
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56
A two-colour gold and hardstone snuff box
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 8,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A two-colour gold and hardstone snuff box

apparently unmarked, German or Austrian, late 18th century, later French ET import marks

of shaped oval form, the lid, sides and base inlaid with panels of red, honey, moss and banded grey agates within reeded gold cloisons, the lid chased with two-colour gold acanthus, gold-lining


width 11cm, 4 1/2 in
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Catalogue Note

It appears that, as with some Neuber boxes, the agates are laid on painted card to enhance the colour. Intriguingly the paint has crizzled in some places leaving glimpses of the writing on the card below.

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