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Lot 255: A GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED AGATE BOX, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of rectangular form, composed of agate plaques each set in the kundan technique with colourful gemstones including diamonds and rubies, in a floral design, with polychrome enamel borders and round feet, in custom silk-lined box
In overall good condition, some oxidisation and rubbing to some of gilding resulting in discoloration, natural inclusions to agate plaques, some of stones later replacements, the box with some wear and rubbing to external velvet resulting in some losses, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 5.5 by 9.7 by 7cm.