A Swiss or Austrian gold, enamel and diamond-set rectangular snuff box, circa 1830 the top set with diamond scrollwork surrounding a central rose-cut diamond of 2.48 carats, all edged in blue enamel, the sides chased with strips of ornament in blue enamel frames, with partly-enameled palmette and wreath motifs at the corners.
An Indo-Portuguese ivory-inlaid cabinet, Gujarat or Sind, 16th century decorated throughout with ivory and green and brown-stained ivory with an abundance of figures and animals in various activities, notably, men riding elephants, on horseback, men and women conversing under a tree, men in European (probably Portuguese) costume riding and holding a lance, the top with winged senmurvs carrying away small elephants, the hinged lid opening to reveal six drawers disguised as eight, decoration…
Namban lacquer dogubako in the form of a coffer,Momoyama Period,of conventional form, the domed, hinged lid, body and sides divided into panels separated by horizontal and vertical bands of geometric shell inlay, each panel showing a dense decoration of foilage or birds among typical Namban tendrils, the veins of the leaves rendered in the kakiwari technique, the interior and underside of plain black lacquer, the inside of the lid embellished in gold hiramakie and aogai with clematis scrolls
Extremely rare banknote box of rectangular form decorated with gold and poly-chrome enamel floral designs set with cabochon rubies, sapphires and amethysts surrounding carved ivory panels each depicting cherubic and floral motifs, opening to reveal three graduated compartments each with ivory open-work panels Boucheron, Paris, 1893. Georges le Saché for Boucheron