01-14-2012 01-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2579B Boston
January 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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French Silver, Lacquer, and Paste-set Snuff Box

$1,007$850
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2579B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

French Silver, Lacquer, and Paste-set Snuff Box, late 18th century, oval, with pink lacquered ground, the lid painted with a scene of two classical maidens and a cherub, mounted throughout with multicolored faceted paste stones in floral garland and snake formations, the interior with tortoiseshell lining, ht. 1 3/4, lg. 3 3/8 in.
Estimate $400-600

Cracks to lacquer. Scattered loss to paste. Chip to edge of tortoise-shell on lid interior.