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With ring handle, serpentine and silver
Circa 1760 – 1780
Size: 13.5cm high, 11cm dia. – 5¼ ins high, 4¼ ins dia.
For 350 years lapidary was a Royal pursuit, and by the 18th century turning was something of an obsession for many wealthy collectors each vying with the other to mechanically produce astounding works of art in stone or ivory.
|Height||13.50 cm||(5.31 inches)|