Group of ten snuff and match boxes with black lace agate, seven oval and three rectangular. The boxes are mounted in gilt metal. The agate is worked to allow the light to show through and allow the natural veining of the stone to be displayed. One box (pictured upper right) with silver marks and inscribed along the rim "Edward FitzGerald May 1892 from his Godmother E. Lady Clancurry."
Provenance: Property from the distinguished collection of Mr. James Lee Soffer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Height ranges from 1/2 in to 3/4 in; width ranges from 1 in to 3 in; depth ranges from 3/4 in to 2 in.
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