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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 90

    A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY CHRISTIAN PETSCHLER (FL. 1814-1822), MARKED, PARIS, 1814-1819

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY CHRISTIAN PETSCHLER (FL. 1814-1822), MARKED, PARIS, 1814-1819
    rectangular with rounded corners box with convex sides, the cover and base decorated with rectangular panels of vertical engine-turned wavy reeding, the sides stamped with foliate scrolls, anthemia and acorn on a matted ground, slightly raised engraved thumbpiece
    2 13/16 in. (71 mm.) wide
    2¼ oz. (66 gr.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, Geneva, 19 November 1997, lot 227.