• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

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

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 309

    A CONTINENTAL ROCOCO GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    MARKED 'T', WITH CLOVER AND 'FLEURS-DE-LYS', GENEVA OR HANAU, CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

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    A CONTINENTAL ROCOCO GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    MARKED 'T', WITH CLOVER AND 'FLEURS-DE-LYS', GENEVA OR HANAU, CIRCA 1770
    Rectangular box with bevelled edges, the hinged cover, sides and base engine-turned with vertical zigzag bands against horizontal wavy coin reeding
    2 5/8 in. (65 mm.) wide
    3½ oz. (102 gr.)


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    A stylistically similar Swiss snuff-box with indecipherable marks made in Geneva, circa 1760 is recorded in K. Snowman, Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe, London, 1990, p. 411, pl. 902 and 903.

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    Provenance

    with Kaufhaus des Westens, Berlin, 1996.