A JEWELLED AND GOLD-MOUNTED MOTHER-OF-PEARL CIGARETTE-HOLDER AND A PARCEL-GILT TEA-STRAINER

circa 1900; 19th century, maker's mark illegible

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The mother of pearl holder applied with a band of openwork around the rim and encircled by a chased serpent set with a rose-cut diamond 2|in. (6cm.) long; the tea-strainer shaped as a bucket with a band of engraved blossoms and strapwork.