A Continental gold and agate two-comparment snuff box set with jewels, possibly German, late 19th century

rectangular with canted corners, the twin covers and bodies mounted with gold trophies of music and birds set with rubies, diamonds, and emeralds, in a fitted leather box from Harvery & Gore, London. The rim with French control marks. Length 8cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD

Sotheby's. A Celebration of the English Country House. 09 Apr 09. New York. www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's