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PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

A gold-mounted hardstone casket with 9 matching or associated sewing and writing implements, probably Vienna, circa 1845
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
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PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

A gold-mounted hardstone casket with 9 matching or associated sewing and writing implements, probably Vienna, circa 1845
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A gold-mounted hardstone casket with 9 matching or associated sewing and writing implements, probably Vienna, circa 1845
rectangular, formed of lozenge-shaped agate panels, the two-colour mounts with paterae and ribbon-bound reeded border, on claw and ball feet, containing various implements in 18th century taste for sewing and writing, including an openwork coloured gold navette centred by hardstone cameos carved with monogram:LS within pearl-set borders, a matching spool, scissors in plain fitted case and pointer with cabochon terminal, also containing a similar smaller gilt-metal openwork navette set with cabochon malachite and two matching spools and a spur-shaped tatting tool; and with an accompanying note dated 22 October 1847, in fishskin case, 
17cm, 6 3/4in.
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Provenance

With an accompanying handwritten note: Donné par ma bonne Mère / le 22 octobre 1847. Veille de mon départ de Vienne'.

By family tradition, this casket belonged to Princess Elisabeth of Savoy (1800-1856), daughter of Charles Emmanuel of Savoy, Prince of Carignano and Princess Maria Christina of Saxony. She married Archduke Rainer of Austria in 1820.

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