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Agate and jasper box

Snuff box

Jasper, agate, silver

German, probably Salzburg

Mid 18th century

The oblong striated blue and pink agate faceted hinged lid mounted in silver, jasper body shaped with ogee cut sides.

For a similar example see see Bonhams “A Ducal Collection of Hardstone Boxes: Collected by the 7th Duke of Wellington” Lot 42 19th June 2013. For another example see Kenneth Snowman, Gold Boxes of the Eighteenth Century (London 1966), page 310, plate 633.

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