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A petite jewelled gold and pietra dura snuff box, Johann Christian Neuber, Dresden, circa 1775

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Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 GBP

A petite jewelled gold and pietra dura snuff box, Johann Christian Neuber, Dresden, circa 1775

A petite jewelled gold and pietra dura snuff box, Johann Christian Neuber, Dresden, circa 1775

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 GBP

A petite jewelled gold and pietra dura snuff box, Johann Christian Neuber, Dresden, circa 1775


oval, the lid set with an oval beige glass panel applied with a bouquet of carved and partially foiled hardstone and glass flowers, framed by old mine cut diamonds and a row of inlaid simulated pearls, the gold ground inlaid with interlaced striped red or green-grey Schlottwitz agates in a woven basketwork pattern, the outer border of inlaid turquoise, chalcedony and bloodstone or nephrite forget-me-nots and interlaced carnelian ribbon, the sides and base similarly inlaid around an engraved band, the silver-mounted leafy thumbpiece set with diamonds, unmarked

6.9cm., 2 3/4 in. wide


A charming box in remarkable condition, might benefit from professional cleaning


"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.


NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

The property of a Scottish Nobleman, Sotheby's Geneva, 27 May 1984, lot 304
Alexis Kugel, Gold Jasper and Carnelian, Johann Christian Neuber at the Saxon Court, London, 2012, no. 74, p. 346