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Tortoiseshell Box with a Portrait

Circa 1800 - 1825


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LOT #120

NOVEMBER 23, 2015

Auctionata, Berlin

Antiques & Collectibles: Precious Objects with History (Sale 358)


Tortoiseshell Box with a Portrait Small, circular box made of tortoiseshell bust portrait of a young lady, Base with glass inset with interwoven strands of hair as well as an applied glazed gold foliate ligated initial ‘A’, Filigree executed portrait miniature consisting of a multitude of tiny lines and dots as well as skillful light and shadow parts Regular price: $179.99 Bought In (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

watercolor on ivory, (14k gold /tested), tortoiseshell, glass

Measurements:

0.98 in. (2.50 cm.) (height)

Size Notes:

diamter: 7.5 cm

Description:

Small, circular box made of tortoiseshell bust portrait of a young lady, Base with glass inset with interwoven strands of hair as well as an applied glazed gold foliate ligated initial ‘A’, Filigree executed portrait miniature consisting of a multitude of tiny lines and dots as well as skillful light and shadow parts

Markings:

With label ‘Lukacs & Donath Antichità’

Condition:

Good, age-related condition


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