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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    A CONTINENTAL GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFF BOX

    PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFF BOX
    PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1850
    Cartouche-form, the surface applied with scrolls and rocaille, the sides and base also with engraved scrolls and engine-turning, the cover set with a translucent blue guilloché oval panel within a diamond-set surround and centering the diamond-set initial M beneath Imperial crown, the cover also set with six flanking pastes, apparently unmarked
    3¾ in. (9.6 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 5 October 1983, lot 299