Description

    A George III 18K Gold Mounted Gray Agate Nécessaire, circa 1760
    3-3/8 inches high (8.6 cm) (case)

    PROVENANCE:
    La Vielle Russie, Inc., New York;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EL PASO COLLECTION

    The tapering case with panels of striated gray agate mounted with scroll and floral decoration on a sablé ground, rose-cut diamond set in silver fitted to the thumb press of the hinged lid, accoutrements to interior include a narrow ivory tablet, gold capped pencil, folding knife, steel scissors, bodkin and an ear-spoon, bale loop to lid continues to a contemporary 14K gold chain.


    Condition Report*:

    Small missing flake to one agate panel, natural inclusions to the stone, wear to the accoutrements indicative of age and use, as well as light surface scratches to the case.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    20th Thursday
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