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96

THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

A gold-mounted pietra dura snuff box
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 7,800 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
96

THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

A gold-mounted pietra dura snuff box
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 7,800 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A gold-mounted pietra dura snuff box

Italy, circa 1820, the hardstone Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence; the mount struck with Kingdom of Sardinia control mark for 1824-1872

rectangular, the lid, sides and base of marble-lined lapis lazuli, inlaid in different hardstones on the lid and base with Antique vases, the gold mounts chased with Vitruvian scrolls and formal ornament


width 7.5cm, 3in
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Catalogue Note

The design of the box, incorporating Antique vessels on an irregularly-edged marble tabletop, may be attributed to Antonio Cioci, active at the Opificio from 1722-1792. A number of works in this style were executed by Carlo Carlieri, working 1802-1819. See Anna Maria Giusti, Il Museo dell'Opificio delle Pietre Dure a Firenze, 1978, vol. I, figs. 469-478; vol. II, p. 84 and Charles Truman, The Gilbert Collection of Gold Boxes, vol. I, 1991, p. 4.

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