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Emporium Auctions - February 2, 2023

Thu, Feb 2, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 212

Group of Five Tortoiseshell Objects

Estimate: $200 - $400

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British, 19th century, comprising: two boxes, 4-1/4 x 3-1/8 in.; crocheting kit with tools, 3-3/4 x 1-1/2 in.; pair of brass and tortoiseshell opera glasses, 3 x 4-1/4 x 2 in.; tortoiseshell, bone, and wire miniature lute, 6 in.

Note: ?This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.


Provenance: Ruth and Ed Bridgeforth, Winchester, Virginia


surface dirt, scattered chips, cracks, losses, and lifting to tortoiseshell veneers; lute missing several bone pegs, needs restringing; box lids loose on hinges