A rare enamel, gold and gem-set book, circa 1620-30.

Traditionally called Queen Elizabeth’s Pocket Book, it is perhaps English.

Decorated with rosettes of white enamel centred by rubies and diamonds, the sides with stylised leaves around a hinged clasp, length 6.8cm, depth 1.4cm.

1690 Devonshire Schedule…..”One Table Booke  Enamel’d sett with Diamonds and Rubies in Roses”


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