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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 168

    A CONTINENTAL GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    MAKER'S MARK 'LFT', PROBABLY HANAU CIRCA 1790, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    MAKER'S MARK 'LFT', PROBABLY HANAU CIRCA 1790, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS
    Rectangular box, the cover, sides and base with horizontal engine turning, framed by thin coin-pattern border
    3½ in. (90 mm.) wide
    3 3/8 oz. (96 gr.)


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    It has been suggested that the maker 'LFT' could correspond to 'Les Frères Toussaint' in Hanau. For further information, see L. Seelig, Golddosen des 18. Jahrhunderts aus dem Besitz der Fürsten von Thurn und Taxis, Munich, 2007, pp. 286-7.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF JAIME ORTIZ-PATINO
    (LOTS 126-127 and 168-181)