Lot 16: A Fine Gold and Multicoloured Agate Hardstone Box – Buy Now – £16,500.00

A Fine Gold and Multicoloured Agate Hardstone Box
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Price: £16,500.00
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Description:
A fine and rare multi-coloured agate and Gold hardstone snuff box With a dedication engraved under the lid, translating as ‘pray for a true friend’. One explanation is that it was left by ‘AM’ to someone as a bequest. prov Abraham Bracebridge of Stanhope Street, Mayfair, eldest son of another Abraham Bracebridge (d. 1789) of Atherstone, Warwickshire. He inherited the bulk of his father’s estate. The younger Abraham Bracebridge (1748-1832) suffered business reverses which led to him selling off some of his estate in 1817.
Dimensions:
Height: 2.6cm
Width: 10.8cm
Length: 5.2cm
Circa: 1760
Condition: fine

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