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An antique chased gold etui

English, c.1750

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in the form of a quiver full of arrows, the body decorated with chased repoussé scrolls, floral garlands, putti and lovebirds.

Length: 8.8cm

£3,500

In the language of love, the quiver is an attribute of the god of love Cupid. Those who are struck by his arrow are filled with an uncontrollable longing and desire.