Description & Technical information

Weight: 189g
The cover topped by three picture-frame reserves set with oval and cushion shaped moss agates, the bevelled egdes to top and base with panels of white and brown banded agate with moss agate divisions, base set with grey and white banded agate panel.

Date:  1820
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  English
Medium: Gold mounted, Moss Agate
Dimensions: 8.9 x 3 cm (3¹/₂ x 1¹/₈ inches)
Literature: For a similar example see:
'Catalogue des tabatieres boites et etuis des XVIIIe et XIXe siecles du musee du Louvre', by Sean Grandjean, p.291, Paris 1981. The Louvre example misdescribed as German c.1770.

Categories: Jewellery