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14kt Gold-mounted Mother-of-pearl Vanity Case

Auction:
2642M
Lot:
808
Sold for:
$425$425

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Auction:
Discovery - 2642M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
March 14, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

14kt Gold-mounted Mother-of-pearl Vanity Case, probably France, 19th century, rectangular box with hinged lid, with slightly domed mother-of pearl top panel and side panels, opening to a slotted interior containing a gold thimble, three gold-capped colorless glass perfume bottles, a gold pencil holder, a metal combination tweezers/nail file, and four ivory manicure devices, (three corners of the box lacking gold mounting, and other imperfections), ht. 2 3/8, wd. 2 3/8, dp. 2 in.
Estimate $400-600

Small crack to MOP on side of lid panel, three corners lacking gold mounting, one perfume bottle with chiped mouth and the cover retained under the gold thimble, gold thimble has worn through in a couple spots, there are probably four small items missing from the case as there are four small empty slots.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

France, ivory manicure devices, metal combination tweezers/nail file, Box, Manicure, Thimble, Tweezers

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