An agate casket with jewelled silver-gilt mounts and accompanying agate caddy spoon, probably London, circa 1835
- An agate casket with jewelled silver-gilt mounts and accompanying agate caddy spoon, probably London, circa 1835
- glass, turquoise, agate, silver-gilt
- casket 13 cm., 5 1/8 in. wide; the spoon 13.3 cm., 5 1/4 in. long
AN OBLONG CASKET, formed of slabs of moss agate, with chased silver-gilt mounting, set with coloured stones - 5 in. by 3 1/2 in., 5 in. high ; and an agate spoon
The lot purchased by the Hon. William Massey-Mainwaring, an Irish collector who lent many of his objects of art to the Victoria & Albert and Bethnal Green Museums, for £220 10/-.
The lot is accompanied by a visiting card envelope inscribed: Hamilton Palace Label of Agate Casket, and containing its printed Hamilton Palace sale lot ticket numbered: 2033
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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