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George II Finely Chased Gold Box

George II Finely Chased Gold Box

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Rare George II finely chased gold box, the lid depicting Aurora abducting Cephalus.

Maker’s mark GH, probably a member of the Harache family, 1754.
2 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 inches

Cf: Edgcumbe, Richard, The Art of the Gold Chaser in 18th-Century London, fig. 15.