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THE MYTHICAL TORTOISE: A FINE AND RARE LATE 19TH CENTURY VIENNESE ENAMEL AND SILVER GILT TORTOISE BOX BY HERMANN BOEHM, CIRCA 1870 the head designed with scales enamelled in various different hues, the legs and tail similarly multi-coloured, the shell surmounted by a figure of Pan playing pipes and decorated with scenes of Diana and Acteon and Venus with a satyr flanked by floral tendrils and cornucopiae, the interior decorated with scenes of Peace with a dove, Juno and the eagle and Venus and Cupid, the clasp stamped A for Austria and HB for Hermann Boehm, 18cm wide

Estimated at £4,000 - £6,000


 

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