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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    A FRENCH GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX

    MARK OF ETIENNE-PIERRE ROUSSELET, PARIS, 1798-1809

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX
    MARK OF ETIENNE-PIERRE ROUSSELET, PARIS, 1798-1809
    Rectangular with canted corners, all sides with blue guilloché enamel and white borders, the cover with profile of Minerva en grisaille; marked inside cover, base, and bezel, and on outside of bezel, also with standard mark probably for Vannes, jurisdiction of Nantes
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION