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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 93

    A FOUR-COLOUR GOLD ENAMELLED SNUFF-BOX

    PROBABLY SWISS, CIRCA 1840, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED WITH INVENTORY NUMBER 328 AND STAMPED WITH INCUSE 3

    Price Realised  

    A FOUR-COLOUR GOLD ENAMELLED SNUFF-BOX
    PROBABLY SWISS, CIRCA 1840, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED WITH INVENTORY NUMBER 328 AND STAMPED WITH INCUSE 3
    oval box, the cover, base and sides enamelled in translucent scarlet on wavy engine-turned ground, the cover applied with a central bouquet of three-colour gold flowers, the borders chased with foliage and flowerheads
    3¼ in. (83 mm.) wide


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    Provenance

    The Harcourt Collection; Sotheby's, London, 10 June 1993, lot 191.