* 18k (750) gold and copper lined rectangular chest on four shell feet; the hinged lid is pyramid-shaped and topped with a seed, the interior lined with red velvet; the chiselled decoration on all sides of asymmetrical curved nets, with figures holding a cage or two birds, sheep, piper, portico with columns, cow or sheep, garlands of flowers, bird; the clasp set with a garnet; on the edge of the lid, a motto in gold letters on a band of white enamel: "YOUR FIDELITY/ MAKES MY ONLY/ FELICITY. "Inside: in crystal, gold, steel: two flasks and their stoppers (with small variations), an ear pick, a scraper, a fluted handle, a punch, a pair of scissors, a folding knife, a needle, a punch with a wooden tip, a skewer, a trapezoid box; and two ivory shelves (damaged).
Without original punches.
Punches of the XIXth century: on the border, the owl; on the four feet, punch ET.
England, circa 1770. (accidents)
Height: 10 cm - Length: 5,6 cm - Width: 4,5 cm Gross
weight: 276,47 g
Ivory specimen of elephants spp. in accordance with EC Rule 338-97 Art. 2.w.mc of 09 December 1996. Specimen prior to June 1, 1947. For an exit from the EU, a CITES re-export will be necessary, this being at the expense of the future pre-convention purchaser (I/A).
Sale Hotel Drouot 1977.