A George II Gold Mounted Agate Needle Case and Spy Glass
the mounts depicting baskets of flowers and solomonic columns, with an enameled band inscribed "Vous L'Offere L'Amitie"
Height 4 5/8 inches Estimate $ 2,000-4,000
M. Hakim Antiques, London, August 20, 1981
crack to agate in the top panel as seen in the catalogue photo, stone has other inclusions throughout but no other visible cracks; white enamel band has some small losses especially near edges; the body with two small losses to parts of flowers and a scroll near the top has an old repair and a split; columns on cover and body with small dings; top and bottom with spyglass detachable with slip-locks, bottom lacking lens and peg for slip-lock, top portion with slip-lock sleeve for spyglass also detached
A George II Gold Mounted Agate Needle Case and Spy Glass, Circa 1760,, the mounts depicting baskets of flowers and solomonic col