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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 173

    A RARE DUTCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY JEAN SAINT (1698-1769), MARKED, AMSTERDAM, 1739

    Price Realised  

    A RARE DUTCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY JEAN SAINT (1698-1769), MARKED, AMSTERDAM, 1739
    cartouche-shaped box, the slightly raised matted gold cover boldly chased and embossed with a scene depicting Hagar at the Well, within polished reeded c-scrolls, foliage and shells, raised incorporated thumbpiece, the polished gold sides engraved on the front 'Mellis', an eagle above, the base chased with geometric quatrefoil pattern; hinged red leather case
    2½ in. (64 mm.) wide
    2 1/8 oz. (60 gr.) (2)


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