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    An Italian 14K Gold-Mounted Hardstone Snuff Box, probably Naples, Italy, circa 1810
    Marks: ET
    3/4 x 3 x 1-3/4 inches (1.9 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm)
    3.5 ounces (gross)

    Property from the Dr. David Mehler Collection

    Christie's, Geneva, November 19, 1980, Lot 302;
    Christie's, London, OPULENCE: Silver, Gold Boxes, 19th Century Furniture & Works of Art, November 29, 2016, Lot 78.

    The snuff box of rectangular form with canted corners, the hinged cover with carved pale hardstone relief depicting the Triumph of Love above applied gold mounts of chased scrolling acanthus leaves.

    Condition Report*: In overall good appearance, finely carved low relief to cover depicting Neoclassical imagery with a few minor flakes along horizontal plinth just under feet of carved putti figures, fine scratches to interior rim of lid as is expected with use otherwise no pushes observed, hinge is intact and in working order, attractive russet color to hardstone and free of any chips or repairs.
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    20th Thursday
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