From a noble Family
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND VANITY CASE
(PORTACIPRIA CON ZAFFIRI E DIAMANTI)
The rectangular case decorated with square-cut sapphires and circular-cut diamonds, opening to reveal a mirror, and a powder and additional compartment, measuring approximately 80 x 56 x 10mm, gross weight approximately 187 grams.
(Di forma rettangolare, decorata con zaffiri di taglio quadrato e diamanti di taglio circolare, all'interno uno specchio, due vani, di cui uno apposito per la cipria e uno addizionale, misure approssimative 80 x 56 x 10mm, peso approssimativo 187 grammi.)
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Stamped 750 and 18 K for 18 carat gold. English maker's mark. Powder residue in powder compartment. Mirror with signs of oxidation.
Signs and scratches to the metal consistent with age and use. In good condition.
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