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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 60

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1840
    oval box, the cover centred with a green enamelled wavy reserve painted with a bouquet of flowers, within a white enamel border, surrounded by a salmon pink taille d'épargne band with white, green, blue and red enamelled ribbons and scrolls, the base similarly decorated with inversed colours, lid and base with raised gold border, the sides enamelled with flowersprays within green reserves on a salmon pink ground, scalloped flange
    3 3/8 in. (86 mm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Christie's, Geneva, 21 June 1999, lot 54.