Lot 30
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A MULTI-COLOURED GOLD AND BURGAU MOTHER OF PEARL SNUFF BOX, PROBABLY BERLIN, CIRCA 1765 A multi-coloured gold and burgau mother of pearl snuff box, probably Berlin, circa 1765

100,000 - 150,000 EUR
175,000 EUR
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rectangular, each face centred with a cluster of chased coloured gold summer flowers  set on a ground en mosaïque composed of a gold trelliswork containing tiny lozenges of burgau, some lightly carved and some fretted to give a lively undulating surface which enhances the natural colour changes, set within wavy cagework mounts bound with drifting leaves, the interior lined with red gold, unmarked