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A jewelled hardstone snuff box with gold mounts, 19th century in earlier taste

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Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

A jewelled hardstone snuff box with gold mounts, 19th century in earlier taste

A jewelled hardstone snuff box with gold mounts, 19th century in earlier taste

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

A jewelled hardstone snuff box with gold mounts, 19th century in earlier taste


of cartouche form, the heliotrope lid and bombé sides carved in high relief, in the manner of Klett, with scrollwork and stylised shells, the floral thumbpiece set with rose diamonds in different sizes, centred by a ruby cabochon to either side of the stepped gold rim, gold footrim, unmarked apart from French post-1919 eagle's head control marks, in modern leather case

8.8cm., 3½in. wide


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In good condition; natural flaws to heliotrope throughout, a few fine hairline cracks


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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