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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 16

    A FINE SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX

    MARK OF GEORGES REMOND & COMPAGNIE, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A FINE SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX
    MARK OF GEORGES REMOND & COMPAGNIE, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
    Canted rectangular, the cover set with a tughra of split pearls between two flowersprays of rubies, emeralds, sapphires and diamonds, the inside of cover finely painted with a scene of the Bosphorus against a guilloché opalescent enamel sky and framed by gold drapery, the base painted with a flowerbasket against a pale green ground, marked inside cover bezel with Georges Rémond's mark in a lozenge and another mark PC script in an oval; the outer bezel struck with a pseudo décharge mark; the inside base with pseudo London hallmarks
    3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) long


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    Saleroom Notice

    The tughra is probably that of Sultan Mahmud II (1808-1839).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION