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 Carved Ivory, Sapphire-set, and Gold-mounted Snuff Box

$1,304$1,100
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2579B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

French Carved Ivory, Sapphire-set, and Gold-mounted Snuff Box, 19th century, round, carved overall with scrolling vines, and collet-set with trefoil clusters of small round blue sapphires, with gold rim mounts, dia. 2 1/8 in.
Estimate $400-600

losses to nine of the small blue cabochons (three of the trefoil clusters), with small crack to body below two of the empty trefoil clusters. three smaller hairline cracks from rim, each approx. 1/4" long.