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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Irish Mahogany Box Inlaid with Carved Lava Stone Cameos Italian Micro Mosaic Roundels Pietra-Dura Butterfly Decorated Panels Numerous Agates Stones and Gems"
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The first tray with a collection of twelve glass intaglios one red jasper Egyptian scarab beetle thirty five cut and polished agates of various sizes and a fine cut rock crystal jewel contained in original red leather case with handwritten note: ‘specimen (sic) of Crystal found in the neighbourhood of Mont Blanc. Given to me by George Lowther 1816’
The second tray with a large slab of lapis lazuli and thirty five other various cut and polished agates
The bottom third layer with two thick specimen slaps of straw porphyry with labels underneath: ‘No. 431 Serpentine Verde Scilio Con Cristolli Orientale’ and ‘No. 422 Serpentine Verde Con Cristalli Gialli Ed Agata’ and a large cut slab of green moss agate another of lapis lazuli and five other cut and polished agate specimens
A label to the lid reading: ‘Made by my Father Robert Foster Dunlop in the Winter of 1852 and 1853. D.R Quin’ Dorothea Roberta Quin was the daughter of Robert Foster Dunlop (formerly Delap) 1809 - 1875 of Monasterboice Co. Louth. She married the Reverend Richard Quin of Fork Hill Ireland in 1880
Size: 16cm high, 36cm wide, 25.5cm deep - 6¼ ins high, 14¼ ins wide, 10 ins deep