Powder flask

Tortoise-shell, gold and mother-of-pearl | 175 x 70 x 17mm | c 1690-c 1710

Unknown Maker

Intricately decorated with a technique known as piqué work, this powder flask is more an expensive jewel than a practical container. Probably made for a lady, it was once owned by the infamous collector and dealer, Frédéric Spitzer (1815-1890). The f...
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