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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    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, the cover centred with a pink enamelled wavy reserve with trophies of Gardening and Harvest, with a gold and white opaque enamel border, the base similarly decorated with a bouquet of flowers in the reserve, the borders and sides with light blue enamel decorated with scrolls in translucent orange and green enamel, opaque white enamel and gold, the sides with floral motifs at corners, scalloped flange
    2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) wide


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