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    Sale 12039

    Interiors

    17 August 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 183

    A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX

    MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'PNA', MOSCOW, LATE 18TH/ EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX
    MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'PNA', MOSCOW, LATE 18TH/ EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Circular, the detachable cover and base nielloed with pastoral scenes on scalloped ground, within two laurel bands and flower garlands on wavy ground, the sides nielloed with rural landscapes, pastoral scenes and neoclassical urns amidst floral garlands, interior gilt, marked inside cover, base and side
    3 7/8 in. (10 cm.) diameter
    4.42 oz. (137.4 gr.) gross


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    Provenance

    François Louis Gaspard de Castelvecchio (1826-1869), son of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte (1778-1846), and Elise Pasteur Castelvecchio (1826-1894).
    By descent to their granddaughter Elisina Tyler, née Palamidessi de Castelvecchio (1878-1959).
    By descent to the present owner.