Price

£6750.00

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This exceptional gold box has a slightly tapering rectangular form with a shagreen exterior inset with gold bead work, scrolls and symmetrical patterns.

The front and reverse, also displays a very unusual gold cartouche in relief depicting the interiors of Classical temples, surrounded by floral garlands and flanked by two Classical column frames.

The hinged cover is also inset, on both sides, with a scroll, shell and floral spray cartouche. The sides display vertical and horizontal reeded gold girdles and the cover a gold suspensory ring on a chased gold platform.

The gold thumb piece opens the hinged cover to reveal the gold lined, beautifully fitted, interior, containing five implements, including a ribbed gold pencil container, gold bodkin, pair of scissors with gold finger rings, pair of tweezers and a folding knife with gold and tortoiseshell handle, unusually inset with perfect filigree, scroll, shells and trellis work.

It is extremely unusual to find this design of etui from this early date, especially in such outstanding condition and with a complete interior.

Dimensions

Length: 3.6 inches, 9cm., Width: 1.45 inches, 3.63cm., Depth: 0.5 inches, 1.25cm

Price

£6750.00

Stock number

374302

The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
Click here for more information on the BADA Standard