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A varicolor gold and agate snuff box, probably German, mid 19th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
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85
A varicolor gold and agate snuff box, probably German, mid 19th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
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A varicolor gold and agate snuff box, probably German, mid 19th century
of cartouche form, carved of striated reddish-brown partly-translucent agate, the cover mounted with an openwork varicolor gold scene of a classical betrothal before a smoking altar, attended by cupids with festoons, framed by trees, broken column, and drapery swags hung from a satyr mask, the rim with ovolo and leaf border from which hang ribbon-tied garlands of flowers and a music trophy, the ribbon thumbpiece set with diamond flowers
unmarked except for French import marks for 1864 onward
length 3 1/8 in.
8 cm
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