27 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY RÉMOND, LAMY & CO., MARKED, GENEVA, 1801-1804, THE ENAMEL PLAQUE BY JEAN-LOUIS RICHTER (1766-1841), SIGNED (LOWER LEFT)
rectangular with cut corners, the cover inset with a rectangular enamel plaque finely painted with a view of a lake with figures and boats, mountainous landscape and village in the background, the base enamelled in translucent blue over diaper engine-turned ground, the cover and base bordered with a black and blue taille d'épargne surround inset with opaque white enamel, the side panel engraved with lozenge pattern, the black enamelled cut corners decorated with baskets of flowers on a plinth with swags, flanked by two pillars
3 5/16 in. (64 mm.) wide
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A Gentleman; Christie's, London, 27 June 1978, lot 156.
Sotheby's, London, 12 November 1991, lot 335.