30 juin 2011

A very rare gold-mounted shell-shaped snuff box, probably Vezzi, circa 1725

A very rare gold-mounted shell-shaped snuff box, probably Vezzi, circa 1725. Photo Bonhams Decorated in gilding over a red ground, the cover and base moulded in relief with a stylised shell against a gilt ground tooled with a trellis pattern, the ribs decorated with gilt bellflower motifs and dots, the sides with exotic birds, animals, plants and a figure, the inside cover with a vignette of three chinoiserie figures, the inside of the box with a chinoiserie figure seated on a cushion, 8.1cm wide (some wear). Estimate: £12,000... [Lire la suite]
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