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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 91

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD BONBONNIÈRE

    PROBABLY BY FRANÇOIS JOANIN, CIRCA 1820, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 309

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD BONBONNIÈRE
    PROBABLY BY FRANÇOIS JOANIN, CIRCA 1820, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 309
    circular box, the independent cover and base enamelled in translucent blue on a sunburst guilloché pattern within polished gold, opaque white and blue enamel bands, the sides similarly decorated, the lid painted in the centre with flowers on a lilac ground, surrounded with small pellets and crescent-shaped paillons
    2¾ in. (70 mm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 13 July 1994, lot 23