Description: rectangular with cut corners, the lid set with an ivory miniature portrait of Francis V, Duke of Modena,
possibly after Luigi Manzini, in an oval frame, surrounded by coloured gold garlands of flowers, the waisted sides decorated with leaf borders, the engine-turned base with a geometrical pattern,
traces of prestige marks including charge of Julien Alaterre, the left rim numbered: 3018
Dimensions: 8.9cm., 3 1/2 in. long
Condition Report: Generally good condition, some pins lacking, very minor knocks, hinge?
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Provenance: A princely Italian family
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