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A Neapolitan Box Piques Keen Interest

Result EUR37,500
Published on , by Sophie Reyssat
Auction on 26 February 2022 - 14:00 (CET) - 9-11, rue Royale - 77300 Fontainebleau

This 18th-century Neapolitan box in tortoiseshell inlaid with gold and mother-of-pearl is a rarity.

Naples, Sarao workshop, mid-18th century, gold piqué tortoiseshell box with mother-of-pearl... A Neapolitan Box Piques Keen Interest

Naples, Sarao workshop, mid-18th century, gold piqué tortoiseshell box with mother-of-pearl inlays featuring a mythological scene and an interior with a retractable tray decorated with figures in ancient ruins, signed, 4 x 18 x 13.5 cm/1.6 x 7 x 5.3 in.
Result: €37,500

Expected to garner no more than €2,000, this box finally inspired a battle between collectors up to €37,500 because of its refined decoration in "piqué": a technique typical of the region of Naples…
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9-11, rue Royale - 77300 Fontainebleau
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