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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD BONBONNIÈRE

    BY FRANÇOIS JOANIN, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 2960

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD BONBONNIÈRE
    BY FRANÇOIS JOANIN, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 2960
    circular box, the independent cover and base enamelled, the base in translucent blue on an engine-turned spiralling coin-pattern ground bordered by bands of opaque peppermint green and white enamel, the sides enamelled in translucent blue on a wavy engine-turned ground, the lid painted in the centre with a landscape with mountains and figures by a river, on a sunburst guilloché ground, surrounded by bands of gold, opaque blue enamel, peppermint-green and white, the sides decorated with scrolling foliage within white enamel bands
    3 in. (77 mm.) diam.


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