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Lot 0463
An early 20th century 18ct gold, turquoise and glass novelty pill box. Designed as a mandolin, the cranberry glass receptacle, with floral gilt overlay, to the turquoise and bevelled glass hinged lid, gold fret and headstock, suspended from a fancy-link chain. Length 8.8cms. Total weight 47.5gms.


  • Overall condition fair to good. Some surface scratches/ wear, discolouration and minor dents in keeping with general age and wear.
  • At least one string is a replacement, noticeably different to the other strings.
  • Bubbles visible to the glass. Ruby colour is flashed overlay.
  • Wear to the gilt floral motif.
  • Glass with few surface scratches and minor nicks.
  • Turquoise are a moderately well matched light blue through light medium slightly bluish green.
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    An early 20th century 18ct gold, turquoise and glass

    Estimate £350 - £450Jan 18, 2018
    Birmingham, UK
    Auction Curated By:
    Emma Scriven
    Jewellery and Antique & Modern Jeweller