MID-18TH CENTURY

A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SCENT-FLASK NECESSAIRE

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A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SCENT-FLASK NECESSAIRE
Mid-18th century
Baluster form, the carved bloodstone body with chased rocaille gold mounts and cabochon rubies, the hinged base with a shallow compartment, the sides with four secret hinged compartments, one with a snuff spoon the other with a mirror, surmounted by a carved bloodstone stopper shaped as a bird, apparently unmarked
33/8in. (8.5cm.) long