2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
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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