A gold-mounted micromosaic and tortoiseshell snuff box, probably French, circa 1785, the micromosaic panel Rome, circa 1800
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
A gold-mounted micromosaic and tortoiseshell snuff box, probably French, circa 1785, the micromosaic panel Rome,
circular, the micromosaic lid panel representing the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli, within a gold border stamped with an acanthus pattern on finely-reeded ground, the earlier sides and base decorated with rose gold piqué stars scattered on an anthracite-coloured poudre d'écaille ground, tortoiseshell lining, apparently unmarked
7.9cm., 3⅛in. diameter
In very good condition, bar two stars missing from the underside.
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