German, probably Dresden, 122 x 81 x 48 mm, circa 1750
An important Rococo-style gold-mounted agate snuff box with gold cagework: "The Metamorphosis of Minerva" Case: gold, smoke-coloured agate box cut from one stone, polished; chased gold cagework mounts; hinged lid showing the metamorphosis of Minerva, sides with military equipment, flowers and cornucopiae surrounded by rocailles and volutes. Shell thumbpiece, borders engraved with flowers and volutes.
Provenance: Alan and Simone Hartman Collection
Estimate 47,000 - 65,000 €
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