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An Italian Early 19th Century Gold Mounted Hardstone Samples Box

An Italian Early 19th Century Gold Mounted Hardstone Samples Box

Gold & various samples of hardstones.
Probably Rome circa, 1820
 

The box with a geometric harlequin design of multiple samples of hardstone. The centre with a beautiful moss agate example. The samples outlined with a strung band of green hardstone.
 

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