An 18th Century German gold-mounted translucent quartz oval snuff box, unmarked, probably Dresden, mid 18th Century,

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Lot 250
An 18th Century German gold-mounted translucent quartz oval snuff box, unmarked, probably Dresden, mid 18th Century,

Sold for £ 6,931 (US$ 9,554) inc. premium
Boxes, Miscellanea and Vertu
unmarked, probably Dresden, mid 18th Century,
encrusted with a spray of flowers and insects carved in turquoise, bloodstone, cornelian and painted quartz after the manner of the Hoffman workshop, with gold shell and scroll-chased thumbpiece, the ends of the hinge at back with foliate engraving, 6cm. wide x 8.4cm. long x 3.9cm. high.

Footnotes

  • For several similarly decorated boxes see "Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe" by the late A. Kenneth Snowman, 1966.
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