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Lot 101. An oval tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué box, Naples, first half 18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 €. Lot sold 181,250 . Courtesy Sotheby's.

with velums, mascarons, figures and exotic animals; (minor accident to the border of the cover). Haut. 6,5 cm., long. 16,5 cm., prof. 11,5 cm. ; Height 2 1/2  in., width 6 1/2  in., depth 4 1/2  in.

Related literatureG. de Bellaigue, The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Furniture, Clocks and Gilt Bronzes, vol. II, London, 1974, pp. 827-844
A. Gonzáles-Palacios, Il tempio del gusto: La Toscana e l'Italia Settentrionale, vol. II, Milan, 1984, pp. 231-234
Various authors, L'arte della tartaruga: le opera dei Museu napoletani e la donazione Sbriziolo-De Felice, Naples, 1995

 Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures et Objets d'art, Paris, 11 Apr 2018