A mid-18th century Italian Neapolitan gold pique work blonde tortoiseshell bonbonniere, Naples circa 1760
In the form of an egg, with hinged lid, all over inlaid with low-grade gold pique work of foliate scrolls and stylised borders.
Length – 5.6 cm / 2.1 inches
For another Neapolitan snuff box of this form sold Christie’s South Kensington, 8 Oct 2003, lot 217 (part-lot)
Sold for £325
Includes Buyer's Premium