A HARDSTONE APPLIQUÉ SNUFF BOX WITH GOLD MOUNTS, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
of unusual square form with baluster sides, the lid and base of blush-streaked grey agate, the lid and sides applied with bouquets and sprays of flowers and leaves in foiled and opaque hardstones, the lid also with a stripy winged butterfly, in the manner of F.L. Hoffmann, chevron engine-turned red gold mount, maker's mark F-G in banded rectangle, further struck with trilobe symbol
No apparent losses; in good crisp condition.
"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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