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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 62

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830, MAKER'S MARK D CROWNED INCUSE

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830, MAKER'S MARK D CROWNED INCUSE
    rectangular with cut corners, the cover painted en plein with boats on a lake, snow-capped mountains in the distance, a bridge and torrent in the foreground, surrounded by oyster-coloured opaque enamel with translucent green enamel flowers, wavy opaque white enamel border, framed by a lavender-blue taille d'épargne band, the base similarly enamelled, centred with translucent red enamel on engine-turned starburst ground, the sides with translucent red enamel on engine-turned wavy ground, the cut corners with oyster-coloured enamel and leaf motifs
    3 7/16 in. (88 mm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 7 November 1996, lot 319.