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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830/40

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830/40
    oval box with scalloped outline, the lid centred with a lilac enamelled reserve set with rose-cut diamonds surrounded by apple-green enamel with ribbons in translucent red, green and yellow and opaque white, lilac and peach enamel, white and lilac opaque flowers and gold foliage, the base with similar surroundings and centred with lilac reserve decorated with a bouquet of flowers, the sides with alternating panels of apple-green enamel with ribbon design and lilac enamel with flowers, scalloped flange
    3 1/8 in. (81 mm.) wide


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