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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 149

    A GERMAN ENAMEL AND GOLD PRINCELY PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX

    CARL MARTIN WEISHAUPT & SÖHNE (FL. FROM 1837), MARKED, HANAU, CIRCA 1850/1860, WITH THE HANAU TOWN MARK AND 14-CARAT GOLD MARK, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED WITH INVENTORY NO. 2637

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN ENAMEL AND GOLD PRINCELY PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX
    CARL MARTIN WEISHAUPT & SÖHNE (FL. FROM 1837), MARKED, HANAU, CIRCA 1850/1860, WITH THE HANAU TOWN MARK AND 14-CARAT GOLD MARK, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED WITH INVENTORY NO. 2637
    Cartouche-shaped box, the lid centred by a slightly raised plaque of lemon form enamelled in translucent green on engine-turned bright-cut ground and applied with gold scrolling Old English initial 'L' surmounted by a Royal crown, within opaque champlevé enamelled scroll border, surrounded by chased foliate motifs and scalloped frame, the lobed baluster sides engraved with strapwork c-scrolls and flowers, the base centred with a reserve engraved with flowers surrounded by feathered paisley sprays and strapwork scrolls
    2 7/8 in. (74 mm.) wide


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