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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    A GERMAN PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY CARL MARTIN WEISHAUPT SÖHNE (FL. FROM 1837), MARKED, HANAU, CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY CARL MARTIN WEISHAUPT SÖHNE (FL. FROM 1837), MARKED, HANAU, CIRCA 1850
    cartouche-shaped box, the cover, baluster sides and base decorated with scrolls, foliage and ivy festoons in blue and white champlevé enamel on a burnished gold ground, slightly raised scrolling foliate thumbpiece
    3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Christie's, Geneva, 19 November 1996, lot 227.