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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 36

    A FINE SWISS GOLD BOITE-A-MINIATURES

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1785; THE BASE AND COVER MINIATURES SIGNED BY EDME-CHARLES DE LIOUX DE SAVIGNAC

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    A FINE SWISS GOLD BOITE-A-MINIATURES
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1785; THE BASE AND COVER MINIATURES SIGNED BY EDME-CHARLES DE LIOUX DE SAVIGNAC
    Rectangular, the gold mounts with wavy borders enclosing glazed panels with six gouache miniature paintings, the cover and base paintings showing scenes of fierce combat by the seashore with battleships in the bay, each signed L de S, those on the sides showing peaceful coastal scenes, including a picnic by the shore, soldiers gambling and smoking pipes, a harbor view, and a rescue at sea, marked inside base and cover with pseudohallmarks for Paris, including the charge mark for Henri Clavel, the bezel stamped 3018
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Geneva, 26 November 1982, lot 134