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    Sale 5898

    Christie's Interiors

    6 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 106

    A GOOD FRENCH PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX

    MARK PROBABLY OF L. BÉGUIN, CIRCA 1860

    Price Realised  

    A GOOD FRENCH PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX
    MARK PROBABLY OF L. BÉGUIN, CIRCA 1860
    THE COVER DEPICTING A GROUP OF 17TH CENTURY SOLDIERS DRINKING, SMOKING AND PLAYING DICE AROUND A TABLE WITH A MILITARY ENCAMPMENT BEHIND, WITHIN A SURROUND OF FRUITING VINES, THE RICHLY GILT INTERIOR INSCRIBED 26 NOVEMBER 1860; ALSO ANOTHER FRENCH SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFFBOX, CIRCA 1860, RECTANGULAR WITH ROUNDED ENDS, DECORATED ALL OVER WITH STYLISED FEATHERS, THE COVER WITH GOLD RESERVE INSCRIBED FÉLIX BRUNO (2)


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