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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 148

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830/1840, STRUCK WITH A 14-CARAT GOLD MARK

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830/1840, STRUCK WITH A 14-CARAT GOLD MARK
    Oval box with scalloped outline, the cover and base centred by oval reserves with concave sides enamelled with trophies of Music on cover and floral bouquet on base against opaque light blue ground, gold strapwork and red guilloché enamel border surrounded by apple-green champlevé enamel interspersed with translucent blue flowers and four sky-blue oval cartouches containing gold trophies of Music and translucent blue flowers, the sides similarly enamelled with alternating panels of cornflower-blue enamel with white scrolls and apple-green enamel with sky-blue cartouches, translucent crimson and opaque white foliage, scalloped flange
    3 3/8 in. (85 mm.) wide


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