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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 38

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS
    oval box, the guilloché panels on cover, sides and base coated with translucent blue enamel and bordered with opaque white enamel simulated pearls, the lid centred with an oval enamel plaque painted with three young ladies disarming Cupid, within a border of raised opalescent enamel beads on a matted gold band, the matted gold borders and side pilasters applied with opalescent enamel beads and translucent green and red enamelled leaves and berries
    3¼ in. (82 mm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Wertheimer Collection; Sotheby's, London, 1953.
    The Property of a Gentleman; Sotheby's, Zurich, 7 November 1975, lot 56 (11,500 SF).
    Christie's, London, 21 June 1999, lot 174.