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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 16

    A VERY FINE SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET ZARF

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A VERY FINE SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET ZARF
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
    The red guilloché enamel ground overlaid with six large rose-cut diamond-set scroll panels, each enclosing delicate diamond-set vines, the foot similarily decorated, in fitted green case with gilt borders, marked with spurious Russian standard mark for St. Petersburg and a workmaster's mark in Cyrillic
    2½ in. (6.2 cm.) high


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    A Swiss snuff box decorated for the Turkish market with identical red guilloché enamel and set with a closely-related diamond-set floral spray within diamond borders is in the Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, London, illustrated in Charles Truman, The Gilbert Collection of Gold Boxes, 1991, fig. 124, pp. 354-355.