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19 June 2018
Papier-Mache and Tortoiseshell

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Tortoiseshell & Silver Mounted Pen Box c.1895
A rare Victorian, rectangular tortoiseshell pen box with silver mounts.

The cover applied with cut corner angles and a central horse and jockey figures.

Hallmarked for Chester 1895 with the manufacturer CS*FS, Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings -Frank Shepherd. All four corners pieces are hallmarked.

In excellent condition. There has been a little loss to the base leather and the two inner dividers are missing. The lid has its original inner green velvet lining. The tortoiseshell is lovely.

Measures: 18cm wide.

A beautiful and rare collectors item.
This item has been sold


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Tortoiseshell & Silver Mounted Snuff Box c.1760
An 18th century oval shaped tortoiseshell and silver mounted snuff box. The lid inlaid with mother of pearl and probably gold, in the form of a basket of flowers and foliage.

Daes to around 1760. There are no hallmarks to be seen, but this is not unusual, they have pehaps been polished away over the years.

In excellent condition for its age with no loss of the tortoiseshell or inlay. The silver is worn in places, but is still very good. The hinge is in good working order.

Measures 8.5cm wide.

A lovely piece for the collector.
This item has been sold


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Regency Papier Mache Stationery Stand c.1810
Beautiful early shell shaped papier-mache letter/stationery stand. Dating to c.1810.

Finely painted with fanciful birds and urns in exotic landscapes.

The base has brass bun feet.

In excellent condition generally. The item as a whole has darkened over the years, as is normal. The hand painting is extremely finely done.

Measures: 26cm wide.

A rare early piece to treasure.
This item has been sold



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