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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 43

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830, STRUCK TWICE WITH THE FRENCH IMPORT MARK FOR GOLD 1864-1893

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    Estimate

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830, STRUCK TWICE WITH THE FRENCH IMPORT MARK FOR GOLD 1864-1893
    oval box, the cover and base enamelled with oval reserves of wavy outline, painted with bouquets of rose, peonies, tulips, daffodils and other flowers, that on the cover against an opaque turquoise-blue ground, that on the base against an opaque lime-green ground, both surrounded by an opaque rose band engraved with a green garland of blue forget-me-nots, the sides similarly decorated with light blue, white and gold scrolling foliage against an opaque pink enamelled ground, scalloped flange
    2 5/8 in. (68 mm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Christie's, Geneva, 19 November 1996, lot 238.