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Lot 31Y
Four late 19th/early 19th century tortoiseshell and gold plaques
(4)
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 6,400 - 8,900

Lot Details
Four late 19th/early 19th century tortoiseshell and gold plaques
Each with a different scene; an elaborate architectural capriccio, a harbour scene of a ship approaching a fortifide harbour, a farm house by a stream and harbour scene of long boats being unloaded (the latter with chips), contained in brown painted composite frames, diameter 7cm. (4)

Footnotes

  • These appear to have been executed by the application of a thin layer of gold leaf over a die and then a layer of tortoiseshell which was then compressed, possibly under some heat as well to 'melt' the shell.
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