Description

    A CONTINENTAL GOLD, DIAMOND, RUBY AND ENAMEL BOX
    Maker unknown, circa 1920
    Marks: Unmarked
    5/8 x 3 x 2 inches (1.6 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm)
    3.1 ounces (gross)

    The 18k rectangular box with hinged lid having a closure of eleven mine-cut diamonds set in platinum topped gold and fastening to a bezel set ruby, the lid with a central portrait of a girl in 19th century attire within a gold ribbon-tied garland border and flanked to either side by a putto holding floral garland on a cobalt ground, with engraved gold to underside and gold floral garland to sides.


    Condition Report*:

    The box in very nice condition, closure is secure, surface scratching indicative of use, very slight loss to cobalt ground, well preserved. Tested as 18k gold.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    14th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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