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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 26

    A FINE FRENCH GOLD AND GEM-SET SNUFF BOX

    PARIS, CIRCA 1860, MAKER'S MARK LT, PROBABLY FOR LOUIS THEODORE

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    A FINE FRENCH GOLD AND GEM-SET SNUFF BOX
    PARIS, CIRCA 1860, MAKER'S MARK LT, PROBABLY FOR LOUIS THEODORE
    Cartouche form, the cover applied with a rose-diamond set and black enamel Arabic name, Esma'eil, within an oval frame of pastes, the trelliswork surround set with rose-cut diamonds enclosing pastes, the sides finely chiseled and matted with scrolling foliage, the base finely engraved and matted with similar ornament, marked on bezel with French post-1840 export hallmark and maker's mark in a lozenge
    3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 5 October 1983, lot 301