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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 51

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY FRANÇOIS JOANIN, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 6190

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY FRANÇOIS JOANIN, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 6190
    octagonal flattened box, the cover, sides and base decorated with white taille d'épargne enamelled arches and strapwork on burnished gold panels and with engraved stylised feathers, the lid centred by a rectangular engine-turned reserve enamelled en plein in translucent royal blue on a guilloché sunburst ground and painted with Cupid, two ladies in classical dress and a child holding an apple, white bordered foliage cut-corners, bright-cut rims with very slightly everted incorporated thumbpiece
    3 7/16 in. (87 mm.) wide


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