Collection of twenty-one agate and gilt metal snuff boxes

£7,500

This beautiful collection contains twenty-one examples of agate snuff (or pill) boxes, each superbly crafted to demonstrate the natural beauty of the stone.

 

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Description

This set is comprised of 21 boxes of differing sizes and shapes. The boxes range in shape from larger rectangular boxes, to elongated elliptical ones, to small circular examples. The boxes are formed of various types of agate, each example being worked in a manner to demonstrate the natural colour and veining of the stone. The boxes are mounted with silvered and gilt metal.

Largest: Height 1.5cm, width 6cm, depth 4cm
Smallest: Height 1.5cm, width 3.5cm, depth 3cm

Provenance-+

The Margaret Cadman Collection

Details

Country of Origin
Continental
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Material
Agate, Gilt Metal
Colour
Gold, Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
1.5 cm / 0.4 inches
Width
6 cm / 2.4 inches
Depth
4 cm / 1.6 inches

Reference:
008204

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